44 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in California

The report doesn’t lie — the amount of automated hacking attempts in California has built up in the course of the previous 14-day period. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 44 percent through the past two weeks, according to statistics from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. In contrast, there was a slight contraction of 4.4 percent in the whole USA.

In California, the number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace built up during the two weeks prior as 1,200 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. Simply put, the automated hacking attempts went up by 44 percent. That means 45,000 total the number of brute-force attacks in the California in the course of the previous 14 days were blocked by Syspeace.

For the sake of comparison, there has been a rise of the amount of brute-force attacks in Washington and Texas. With 1,800 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the last fortnight, Washington has witnessed a surge of 47 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In Texas, the amount has grown by 40 percent to 680 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

California is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased all around the USA. In the last weeks, there have been 4.4 percent less automated hacking attempts than through the two weeks prior in the USA. Up until now, this year there have been 980 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. The brute-force attacks have declined by 55 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 370,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The data is released from 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 pioneer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to ultimately get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the correct one.

To keep trouble out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects companies from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.

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