District of Columbia Sees 17 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

The number is clear — the number of automated hacking attempts in District of Columbia has increased in the course of the 14 days prior. Statistics from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have shot up by 17 percent. However, there was a slight contraction of 18 percent in the whole USA.

The number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers grew in the course of the last fortnight in District of Columbia as 400 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts grew by 17 percent. That means 400 total the amount of brute-force attacks in the District of Columbia throughout the past two weeks were blocked by Syspeace.

There has been, for comparison, an increase of the number of automated hacking attempts in California and Maine. With 1,500 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the past two weeks, California has seen an increase of 18 percent in comparison with the past two weeks. In Maine, the number has gone up by 10 percent to 1,300 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight fall all around the USA. Simply put, District of Columbia is going against the flow. The automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have diminished by 18 percent in the USA throughout the previous 14-day period. By now, this year there have been 780 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have decreased by 67 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the number of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 350,000.

The information is collected 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 trendsetter on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of finally guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

To keep problems out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects companies from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.