Illinois in the USA Sees Second Biggest Rise in Automated Hacking Attempts

The number is clear — the amount of brute-force attacks in Illinois has soared through the previous 14-day period. The brute-force attacks have increased by 160 percent through the previous 14 days, according to evidence from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. In the USA, that’s the second biggest rise of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers. There was a slight growth of 14 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace documented 1,400 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Illinois throughout the previous 14-day period. That means the brute-force attacks increased extremely by 160 percent. Syspeace blocked 5,000 automated hacking attempts in Illinois. In a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history, this is the 14th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

In comparison, Arizona and Minnesota have been under increased attacks. With 3,500 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the 14 days prior, Arizona has recorded a rise of 530 percent compared to the last fortnight. In Minnesota, the amount has shot up by 150 percent to 30 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

Illinois is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight increase all around the USA. There have been 14 percent more brute-force attacks in the USA on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the in the course of the two weeks prior compared to the 14 days prior. By now, this year there have been 1,500 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of automated hacking attempts has grown by 54 percent. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 780,000 automated hacking attempts in the USA.

The information 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 trailblazer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

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 inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

To avoid problems and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects enterprises from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.