Automated Hacking Attempts Go up Significantly in Texas

Through the last fortnight, the amount of brute-force attacks in Texas went up compared to the previous 14 days. According to evidence from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a surge of 20 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. Overall, in the USA, there was a slight increase of 3.1 percent.

Syspeace logged 300 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Texas in the course of the previous 14-day period. That is to say, the brute-force attacks increased greatly by 20 percent. The amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Texas was 5,900.

For comparison purposes, brute-force attacks in District of Columbia and West Virginia have increased. With 370 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14 days, District of Columbia has recorded an increase of 23 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In West Virginia, the number has increased by 13 percent to 1,600 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight increase, so Texas is not alone with the problem. Throughout the last weeks there have been 3.1 percent more brute-force attacks than throughout the previous 14 days in the USA. By now, this year there have been 1,200 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have declined by 43 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, the number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 510,000.

The statistics comes from Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for enterprises to fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, 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 automated hacking attempt 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 correct one.

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