California Witnesses 18 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in California have grew in the last fortnight. Data from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have gone up by 18 percent. At the same time, there was a slight decrease of 18 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace logged 1,500 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in California in the last fortnight. Simply put, the automated hacking attempts went up slightly by 18 percent. That means 49,000 total the amount of automated hacking attempts in the California in the 14 days prior were blocked by Syspeace.

In comparison, brute-force attacks in Rhode Island and District of Columbia have shot up. With 110 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14-day period, Rhode Island has recorded a growth of 25 percent in comparison with the previous 14 days. In District of Columbia, the sum total has increased by 17 percent to 400 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

California is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased all around the USA. The brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased by 18 percent in the USA in the two weeks prior. By now, this year there have been 780 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has dropped by 67 percent. Simply put, the number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 350,000.

The statistics originates from Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves enterprises time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to find and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace meticulously. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to in the end get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the correct one.

To keep trouble out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields enterprises from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.