Colorado Aghast by Third Largest Rise in Automated Hacking Attempts in the USA

The number of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Colorado surged throughout the previous 14 days. The automated hacking attempts have increased by 180 percent in the course of the previous 14 days, according to data from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. In the USA, that’s the third biggest rise of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers. In the whole USA, there was a noticeable growth of 48 percent.

The sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace skyrocketed in the previous 14-day period in Colorado as 580 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts escalated by 180 percent. The amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Colorado was 790. In the state’s measured history, this is the 6th highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period.

There has been, for comparison purposes, a growth of the amount of brute-force attacks in West Virginia and Alabama. With 6,100 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the past two weeks, West Virginia has recorded a growth of 220 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In Alabama, the number has gone up by 160 percent to 3,400 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

Colorado is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown an escalation all around the USA. The automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have climbed up by 48 percent in the USA during the past two weeks. So far, this year there have been 1,500 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has dropped by 50 percent. That is to say, the amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 680,000.

The data originates from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed evidence on automated hacking attempts 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 eventually guessing them. The attacker systematically checks 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 shields companies from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.