Unprecedented Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Connecticut, USA

The number of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Connecticut surged during the 14 days prior. The brute-force attacks have grown by 220 percent during the last fortnight, according to evidence from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. That’s the largest rise of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in the USA. In the whole USA, there was a noticeable growth of 32 percent.

The amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased significantly through the past two weeks in Connecticut as 9,500 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts skyrocketed by 220 percent. The amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Connecticut was 27,000. In the course of a single 14-day period in the state\’s measured history, this is the 13th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

For comparison purposes, Minnesota and New York have been under increased attacks. With 670 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14 days, Minnesota has seen a rise of 210 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In New York, the amount has shot up by 96 percent to 2,300 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Connecticut is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a big increase all around the USA. The brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have gone up by 32 percent in the USA through the past two weeks. Up until now, this year there have been 1,200 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of automated hacking attempts has dropped by 53 percent. In other words, Syspeace blocked 490,000 automated hacking attempts in the USA.

The information is released from Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed statistics 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 different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to finally get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

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