West Virginia Records a Big Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

The amount of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in West Virginia increased greatly throughout the previous 14-day period. According to evidence from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a surge of 65 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. In the whole USA, there was a slight escalation of 14 percent.

The amount of attacks on syspeaces built up through the 14 days prior in West Virginia as 2,500 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts increased noticeably by 65 percent. Syspeace blocked 7,400 brute-force attacks in West Virginia. Throughout a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history, this is the 7th highest number of brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

For comparison purposes, automated hacking attempts in Utah and Iowa have grown. With 8,900 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14-day period, Utah has recorded a growth of 99 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In Iowa, the sum total has increased by 62 percent to 1,100 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight increase all around the USA. In other words, West Virginia is not alone with the problem. The automated hacking attempts on syspeaces have risen by 14 percent in the USA in the past two weeks. Up until now, this year there have been 1,500 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. In the same period last year, the amount of automated hacking attempts has risen by 54 percent. That is to say, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 780,000.

The data source is Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed statistics on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global trendsetter on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of eventually guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To avoid problems and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields companies from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.