Big Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in New York

New York at night. View from above.

The number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in New York increased noticeably through the previous 14-day period. According to statistics from syspeaces, there was an escalation of 46 percent in brute-force attacks per server. Overall, in the USA, there was a noticeable growth of 24 percent.

The sum total of attacks on syspeaces increased noticeably during the previous 14 days in New York as 760 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks built up by 46 percent. The number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in New York was 12,000.

For the purpose of comparison, there has been a climb of the number of brute-force attacks in South Carolina and West Virginia. With 160 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the past two weeks, South Carolina has seen a surge of 48 percent compared to the last fortnight. In West Virginia, the sum total has increased by 42 percent to 3,300 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown an escalation, so New York is not alone with the problem. There have been 24 percent more brute-force attacks in the USA on syspeaces in the throughout the two weeks prior compared to the previous 14 days. Up until today, this year there have been 2,800 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of automated hacking attempts has increased by 34 percent. That means the amount of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,400,000.

The data is collected by Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves companies time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to track down and prevent. Syspeace monitors all the global syspeaces carefully. The company is a global trendsetter on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed evidence on automated hacking attempts.

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

To avoid trouble and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that shields businesses from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.

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