Brute-Force Attacks Go up Significantly in Utah

The report doesn’t lie — the amount of brute-force attacks in Utah has went up in the course of the previous 14 days. According to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was an increase of 34 percent in brute-force attacks per server. Overall, in the USA, there was a big increase of 54 percent.

The amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased noticeably in the 14 days prior in Utah as 12,000 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts increased greatly by 34 percent. That means 29,000 total the sum total of brute-force attacks in the Utah throughout the 14 days prior were blocked by Syspeace. It is the 3rd highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

There has been, for a comparison, a growth of the amount of automated hacking attempts in Ohio and Washington. With 160 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14-day period, Ohio has witnessed an increase of 38 percent compared to the previous 14-day period. In Washington, the amount has gone up by 28 percent to 7,100 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Utah is not alone. The attacks on syspeaces have shown an escalation all around the USA. In the course of the last weeks there have been 54 percent more brute-force attacks than during the two weeks prior in the USA. By now, this year there have been 2,300 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 51 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, Syspeace blocked 1,200,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The data comes from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed statistics on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global innovator 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 ultimately get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

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