California Witnesses 55 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in California have increased noticeably through the previous 14 days. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 55 percent in the past two weeks, according to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. Overall, in the USA, there was a slight escalation of 18 percent.

In California, the amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace went up in the course of the two weeks prior as 530 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased noticeably by 55 percent. That means 16,000 total the sum total of brute-force attacks in the California in the course of the previous 14 days were blocked by Syspeace.

North Carolina and Arizona have – by way of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 960 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14-day period, North Carolina has seen a climb of 61 percent compared to the past two weeks. In Arizona, the amount has gone up by 48 percent to 200 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight escalation, so California is not alone with the problem. There have been 18 percent more brute-force attacks in the USA on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the through the 14 days prior compared to the previous 14-day period. Up until today, this year there have been 810 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. The brute-force attacks have dropped by 48 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, Syspeace blocked 330,000 automated hacking attempts in the USA.

The data comes from Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves enterprises time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to track down and prevent. Syspeace records all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace carefully. The company is a global trendsetter on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed evidence on automated hacking attempts.

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 keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that shields companies from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.