23 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in District of Columbia

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in District of Columbia have increased noticeably throughout the 14 days prior. According to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a rise of 23 percent in brute-force attacks per server. Overall, in the USA, there was a slight increase of 3.1 percent.

In District of Columbia, the amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers built up in the course of the last fortnight as 370 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased greatly by 23 percent. Syspeace blocked 370 brute-force attacks in District of Columbia.

There has been, by means of a comparison, a rise of the amount of brute-force attacks in Colorado and Texas. With 1,400 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14-day period, Colorado has witnessed an increase of 24 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In Texas, the sum total has shot up by 20 percent to 300 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight escalation all around the USA. In other words, District of Columbia is not alone with the problem. The brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have risen by 3.1 percent in the USA during the 14 days prior. Up until now, this year there have been 1,200 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have diminished by 43 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 510,000 automated hacking attempts in the USA.

The statistics originates 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 companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

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 trouble out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that shields enterprises from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.