16 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in Washington

The report doesn’t lie — the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Washington has increased slightly in the course of the previous 14-day period. According to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was an increase of 16 percent in brute-force attacks per server. There was a noticeable growth of 33 percent in the whole USA.

In Washington, the number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers grew slightly during the past two weeks as 5,700 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased by 16 percent. The number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Washington was 23,000.

Michigan and Arkansas have – for comparison purposes – been under increased attacks. With 660 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the 14 days prior, Michigan has witnessed an increase of 19 percent compared to the previous 14-day period. In Arkansas, the sum total has increased by 12 percent to 4,100 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Washington is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a noticeable growth all around the USA. There have been 33 percent more automated hacking attempts in the USA on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the throughout the past two weeks compared to the last fortnight. Up until now, this year there have been 1,000 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. The brute-force attacks have risen by 59 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, Syspeace blocked 340,000 automated hacking attempts in the USA.

The evidence is provided by Windows servers secured by Syspeace 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 companies, 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 passwords or passphrases, hoping to in the end get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the correct one.

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

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