Unprecedented Growth in Brute-Force Attacks in Connecticut, USA

Through the 14 days prior, the number of brute-force attacks in Connecticut skyrocketed compared to the 14 days prior. Information from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have climbed up by 670 percent. Such rise in automated hacking attempts on Windows servers is unprecedented anywhere else in the USA. However, there was a big decline of 25 percent in the whole USA.

In Connecticut, the amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers surged in the past two weeks as 30,000 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks skyrocketed by 670 percent. The sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Connecticut was 87,000. It is the 3rd highest number of automated hacking attempts 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 the sake of comparison, North Carolina and Colorado have been under increased attacks. With 70 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14-day period, North Carolina has recorded an escalation of 98 percent in comparison with the past two weeks. In Colorado, the amount has risen by 89 percent to 1,100 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a big decline, but Connecticut sees the opposite. The automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have decreased by 25 percent in the USA throughout the last fortnight. By now, this year there have been 1,200 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 47 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, Syspeace blocked 500,000 automated hacking attempts in the USA.

The data comes from Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves firms time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to track down and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace conscientiously. The company is a global pioneer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed information on automated hacking attempts.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to finally get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the correct one.

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