Slight Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts in Washington

During the past two weeks, the sum total of brute-force attacks in Washington increased slightly compared to the last fortnight. Statistics from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have climbed up by 19 percent. In contrast, there was no change in the number of brute-force attacks in the whole USA.

The sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace grew during the last fortnight in Washington as 5,600 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks grew slightly by 19 percent. The number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Washington was 22,000.

Nebraska and Pennsylvania have – for a comparison – been under increased attacks. With 91 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14 days, Nebraska has seen an escalation of 19 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In Pennsylvania, the sum total has climbed up by 17 percent to 1,300 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

By now, this year there have been 950 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has decreased by 67 percent. That means the amount of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 400,000.

The data is provided by Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed evidence on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global pioneer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

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

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that protects enterprises from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.