Brute-Force Attacks Go up Significantly in California

There’s no denying of facts — the sum total of brute-force attacks in California has built up through the two weeks prior. Evidence from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have gone up by 46 percent. There was a big increase of 48 percent in the whole USA.

The sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace went up through the previous 14-day period in California as 2,400 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. In other words, the brute-force attacks increased noticeably by 46 percent. Syspeace blocked 93,000 brute-force attacks in California.

Georgia and Arkansas have – for the sake of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 310 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the last fortnight, Georgia has seen an increase of 47 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Arkansas, the sum total has increased by 37 percent to 5,700 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a noticeable growth, so California is not alone with the problem. In the last weeks there have been 48 percent more brute-force attacks than during the previous 14 days in the USA. Up until now, this year there have been 1,500 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of automated hacking attempts has dropped by 50 percent. That means the number of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 680,000.

The statistics is released from Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for companies to fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to finally get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the right one.

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