Washington Sees 19 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

The number is clear — the amount of brute-force attacks in Washington has increased slightly through the 14 days prior. Statistics from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have increased by 19 percent. However, there was a big decrease of 22 percent in the whole USA.

In Washington, the sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace went up slightly through the two weeks prior as 4,700 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. In other words, the brute-force attacks grew by 19 percent. Syspeace blocked 20,000 brute-force attacks in Washington.

Arizona and Michigan have – in comparison – been under increased attacks. With 260 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14 days, Arizona has witnessed an increase of 21 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Michigan, the amount has climbed up by 18 percent to 740 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

Washington is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased all around the USA. In the course of the last weeks, there have been 22 percent less brute-force attacks than in the course of the previous 14 days in the USA. By now, this year there have been 950 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. In the same period last year, the sum total of automated hacking attempts has remained unchanged. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 420,000 automated hacking attempts in the USA.

The information source is Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves enterprises time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to discover and prevent. Syspeace records all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace conscientiously. The company is a global trendsetter on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to in the end get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

To keep trouble out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects firms from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.