Colorado Sees 42 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

In the course of the last fortnight, the number of automated hacking attempts in Colorado built up compared to the previous 14 days. Information from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have climbed up by 42 percent. In contrast, there was a slight drop of 8.7 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace documented 1,900 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Colorado throughout the previous 14-day period. That means the automated hacking attempts went up by 42 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Colorado was 3,700. It is the 2nd highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

For a comparison, New York and Ohio have been under increased attacks. With 1,000 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14-day period, New York has seen a surge of 79 percent compared to the previous 14-day period. In Ohio, the amount has increased by 23 percent to 56 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight contraction, but Colorado sees the opposite. During the last weeks, there have been 8.7 percent less automated hacking attempts than in the course of the 14 days prior in the USA. Up until today, this year there have been 1,100 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. The brute-force attacks have grown by 43 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, Syspeace blocked 430,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The data comes from Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed evidence on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global innovator 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 ultimately get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the right one.

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