Noticeable Growth in Brute-Force Attacks in Washington

The report doesn’t lie — the sum total of brute-force attacks in Washington has increased through the previous 14-day period. According to evidence from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was an escalation of 18 percent in brute-force attacks per server. However, there was no change in the number of brute-force attacks in the whole USA.

Syspeace logged 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Washington in the course of the previous 14 days. That means the brute-force attacks increased by 18 percent. Syspeace blocked 21,000 automated hacking attempts in Washington.

In comparison, brute-force attacks in Connecticut and Rhode Island have shot up. With 21,000 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14 days, Connecticut has seen a growth of 18 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Rhode Island, the amount has increased by 15 percent to 110 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

Up until today, this year there have been 1,000 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have decreased by 45 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That is to say, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 420,000.

The statistics is collected by Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, 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 different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to ultimately get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

To avoid trouble and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that safeguards enterprises from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.