Kentucky Records an Extreme Growth in Brute-Force Attacks

In Kentucky, the number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers increased significantly in the course of the last fortnight compared to the previous 14-day period. The brute-force attacks have grown by 120 percent through the 14 days prior, according to data from syspeaces. In the whole USA, there was a big increase of 54 percent.

The amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers escalated throughout the previous 14 days in Kentucky as 170 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts escalated by 120 percent. That means 250 total the number of automated hacking attempts in the Kentucky in the previous 14-day period were blocked by Syspeace. It is the 6th highest number of brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

There has been, in comparison, a surge of the amount of automated hacking attempts in Maryland and Florida. With 2,200 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the past two weeks, Maryland has seen a rise of 130 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Florida, the number has climbed up by 120 percent to 2,600 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a great increase all around the USA. That is to say, Kentucky is not alone with the problem. In the last weeks there have been 54 percent more automated hacking attempts than during the two weeks prior in the USA. So far, this year there have been 2,300 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. During the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has risen by 51 percent. Simply put, the number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 1,200,000.

The evidence is released from Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves enterprises time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to find and prevent. Syspeace monitors all the global syspeaces thoroughly. The company is a global trendsetter on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks.

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of finally guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

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