93 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in Illinois

In the course of the past two weeks, the number of automated hacking attempts in Illinois shot up compared to the two weeks prior. According to evidence from syspeaces, there was an increase of 93 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. There was a noticeable growth of 54 percent in the whole USA.

The number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers surged through the past two weeks in Illinois as 2,600 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts shot up by 93 percent. The sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Illinois was 8,800. It is the 7th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

With similar changes, there has been a rise of the number of brute-force attacks in California and Arizona. With 3,900 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the two weeks prior, California has seen an escalation of 110 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Arizona, the number has increased by 91 percent to 6,700 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Illinois is not alone. The attacks on syspeaces have shown an escalation all around the USA. The brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have climbed up by 54 percent in the USA in the 14 days prior. So far, this year there have been 2,300 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has increased by 51 percent. That means the amount of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,200,000.

The evidence originates from Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves companies time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to detect and prevent. Syspeace tracks all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers thoroughly. The company is a global innovator on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks.

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

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that protects firms from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.