Connecticut Records Second Greatest Rise in Brute-Force Attacks in the USA

The number of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Connecticut skyrocketed in the course of the last fortnight. According to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a growth of 99 percent in brute-force attacks per server. In the USA, that’s the second greatest rise of brute-force attacks on Windows servers. There was a slight escalation of 12 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace documented 18,000 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Connecticut in the 14 days prior. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts escalated by 99 percent. That means 40,000 total the number of automated hacking attempts in the Connecticut in the last fortnight were blocked by Syspeace. Throughout a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history, this is the 7th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Alaska and Alabama have – by way of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 2,200 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14-day period, Alaska has seen a rise of 6,800 percent in comparison with the last fortnight. In Alabama, the sum total has grown by 25 percent to 940 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight growth, so Connecticut is not alone with the problem. In the last weeks there have been 12 percent more brute-force attacks than in the previous 14 days in the USA. So far, this year there have been 1,000 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. The brute-force attacks have decreased by 44 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 370,000 automated hacking attempts in the USA.

The evidence originates from Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves companies time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to detect and prevent. Syspeace tracks all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers meticulously. The company is a global trendsetter on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed information on brute-force attacks.

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of in the end guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

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