New York Sees 10 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

The data is out — the sum total of automated hacking attempts in New York has grew slightly through the 14 days prior. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 10 percent in the last fortnight, according to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. There was an escalation of 48 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace registered 1,600 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in New York through the last fortnight. That means the automated hacking attempts increased by 10 percent. The sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in New York was 24,000. It is the 11th highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

For comparison purposes, Ohio and Michigan have been under increased attacks. With 87 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the last fortnight, Ohio has seen a climb of 17 percent compared to the last fortnight. In Michigan, the number has climbed up by 3.4 percent to 680 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

New York is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a great increase all around the USA. The automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have increased by 48 percent in the USA through the last fortnight. By now, this year there have been 1,500 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have grown by 50 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 680,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The information is provided by Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. 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 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 passwords or passphrases, hoping to in the end get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the right one.

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