51 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in USA

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During the previous 14-day period, the sum total of automated hacking attempts in USA went up compared to the previous 14-day period. According to evidence from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a surge of 51 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. Overall, in the world, there was an escalation of 35 percent.

The sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace built up through the two weeks prior in USA as 4,600 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts increased noticeably by 51 percent. Syspeace blocked 2,200,000 automated hacking attempts in USA. In the country’s measured history, this is the highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period.

Canada and Switzerland have – for comparison purposes – been under increased attacks. With 780 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the 14 days prior, Canada has witnessed a growth of 73 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In Switzerland, the amount has climbed up by 49 percent to 330 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

USA is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a noticeable growth all around the world. There have been 35 percent more brute-force attacks in the world on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the in the course of the previous 14 days compared to the past two weeks. Up until today, this year there have been 3,000 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The automated hacking attempts have climbed up by 6.7 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the sum total of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 2,600,000.

The information source is Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for businesses to fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to in the end get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

To avoid problems and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields enterprises from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.

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