Third Largest Growth of Automated Hacking Attempts in the USA in Colorado

Throughout the past two weeks, the sum total of brute-force attacks in Colorado escalated compared to the last fortnight. According to statistics from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a rise of 89 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. In the USA, that’s the third largest rise of brute-force attacks on Windows servers. However, there was a big drop of 25 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace registered 1,100 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Colorado throughout the previous 14 days. In other words, the automated hacking attempts skyrocketed by 89 percent. Syspeace blocked 1,900 brute-force attacks in Colorado. In a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history, this is the 3rd highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

North Carolina and Massachusetts have – for comparison – been under increased attacks. With 70 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the last fortnight, North Carolina has witnessed an increase of 98 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In Massachusetts, the amount has gone up by 66 percent to 530 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

Colorado is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have decreased all around the USA. In the last weeks, there have been 25 percent less automated hacking attempts than during the previous 14 days in the USA. Up until today, this year there have been 1,200 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have dropped by 47 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That is to say, the amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 500,000.

The information is collected by Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves companies time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to discover and prevent. Syspeace tracks all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers carefully. The company is a global innovator on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed information on brute-force attacks.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to finally get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that protects businesses from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.