Significant Growth in Brute-Force Attacks in Washington

Through the past two weeks, the number of brute-force attacks in Washington increased noticeably compared to the last fortnight. The automated hacking attempts have increased by 47 percent in the previous 14 days, according to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. At the same time, there was a slight drop of 4.4 percent in the whole USA.

In Washington, the sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers built up throughout the 14 days prior as 1,800 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased greatly by 47 percent. Syspeace blocked 11,000 brute-force attacks in Washington.

For the sake of comparison, automated hacking attempts in Georgia and California have climbed up. With 360 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the 14 days prior, Georgia has witnessed an escalation of 48 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In California, the number has shot up by 44 percent to 1,200 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight fall, but Washington sees the opposite. The automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have declined by 4.4 percent in the USA in the previous 14 days. Up until today, this year there have been 980 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have declined by 55 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 370,000.

The evidence originates from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed evidence on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global trailblazer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to finally get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the correct one.

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