District of ColumbiaWitnesses Second Biggest Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts in the USA

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Brute-force attacks on Windows servers in District of Columbia have shot up during the previous 14 days. The brute-force attacks have shot up by 300 percent through the past two weeks, according to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. That’s the second largest increase of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in the USA. At the same time, there was no change in the sum total of brute-force attacks in the whole USA.

The number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers escalated through the previous 14-day period in District of Columbia as 1,800 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. In other words, the automated hacking attempts increased extremely by 300 percent. Syspeace blocked 17,000 automated hacking attempts in District of Columbia. It is the 6th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

For the sake of comparison, Delaware and Massachusetts have been under increased attacks. With 1,700 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the last fortnight, Delaware has recorded a surge of 1,100 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In Massachusetts, the number has increased by 210 percent to 550 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have been almost stable, but, as said, District of Columbia has increasing troubles. Up until now, this year there have been 2,000 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. The brute-force attacks have gone up by 11 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the number of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,000,000.

The data source is Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves firms time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to discover and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace conscientiously. The company is a global pioneer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed evidence on automated hacking attempts.

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 right one.

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

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