34 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Texas

The number of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Texas increased greatly in the previous 14 days. Evidence from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have risen by 34 percent. There was a noticeable growth of 26 percent in the whole USA.

In Texas, the sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers built up throughout the past two weeks as 490 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. Simply put, the automated hacking attempts increased noticeably by 34 percent. That means 6,100 total the amount of automated hacking attempts in the Texas in the course of the previous 14 days were blocked by Syspeace.

In comparison, there has been a growth of the amount of automated hacking attempts in Michigan and Connecticut. With 1,100 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the two weeks prior, Michigan has witnessed a surge of 40 percent compared to the last fortnight. In Connecticut, the amount has grown by 33 percent to 10,000 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a great increase, so Texas is not alone with the problem. The brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have risen by 26 percent in the USA in the past two weeks. So far, this year there have been 1,000 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. The brute-force attacks have diminished by 56 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, the sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 370,000.

The statistics source is Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. 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 a global trailblazer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of in the end guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that shields companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.


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