Brute-Force Attacks Go up Significantly in California

In the course of the two weeks prior, California has recorded how the number of automated hacking attempts has went up. Data from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have grown by 24 percent. In the whole USA, there was a slight growth of 12 percent.

Syspeace logged 910 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in California through the past two weeks. Simply put, the brute-force attacks built up by 24 percent. Syspeace blocked 23,000 brute-force attacks in California.

By means of a comparison, Alabama and Massachusetts have been under increased attacks. With 940 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the 14 days prior, Alabama has witnessed an increase of 25 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In Massachusetts, the amount has gone up by 15 percent to 250 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight increase, so California is not alone with the problem. The brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have increased by 12 percent in the USA in the course of the past two weeks. By now, this year there have been 1,000 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has decreased by 44 percent. That is to say, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 370,000.

The data originates from Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for businesses to fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks 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 inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

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