99 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in Utah

In the course of the past two weeks, Utah has recorded how the amount of automated hacking attempts has increased extremely. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 99 percent throughout the last fortnight, according to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. Overall, in the USA, there was a slight increase of 14 percent.

The sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers surged through the last fortnight in Utah as 8,900 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts increased significantly by 99 percent. The number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Utah was 23,000. In the state’s measured history, this is the 3rd highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period.

There has been, for comparison, an increase of the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Minnesota and West Virginia. With 30 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14 days, Minnesota has witnessed an escalation of 150 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In West Virginia, the number has increased by 65 percent to 2,500 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

Utah is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight escalation all around the USA. Throughout the last weeks there have been 14 percent more brute-force attacks than in the last fortnight in the USA. So far, this year there have been 1,500 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of automated hacking attempts has shot up by 54 percent. In other words, Syspeace blocked 780,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The statistics source is Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves enterprises time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to detect and prevent. Syspeace records all the global syspeaces conscientiously. The company is a global innovator on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed evidence on brute-force attacks.

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

To keep trouble out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that shields enterprises from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.