Louisiana Witnesses a Slight Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

In the course of the last fortnight, the number of brute-force attacks in Louisiana grew compared to the previous 14-day period. According to evidence from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a surge of 16 percent in brute-force attacks per server. There was a big increase of 54 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace documented 24 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Louisiana during the previous 14-day period. In other words, the brute-force attacks increased by 16 percent. The number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Louisiana was 34.

For the purpose of comparison, automated hacking attempts in Washington and West Virginia have grown. With 7,100 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the past two weeks, Washington has witnessed a climb of 28 percent in comparison with the past two weeks. In West Virginia, the number has shot up by 8.4 percent to 2,700 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on syspeaces have shown an escalation, so Louisiana is not alone with the problem. There have been 54 percent more brute-force attacks in the USA on syspeaces in the in the 14 days prior compared to the two weeks prior. Up until now, this year there have been 2,300 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Throughout the same period last year, the sum total of brute-force attacks has gone up by 51 percent. Simply put, the sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 1,200,000.

The statistics comes from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data 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 in the end guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

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