Automated Hacking Attempts Go up Significantly in Iowa

The amount of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Iowa increased greatly through the previous 14-day period. Information from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have shot up by 21 percent. In contrast, there was a big fall of 23 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace recorded 3,100 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Iowa in the course of the two weeks prior. Simply put, the automated hacking attempts went up by 21 percent. That means 52,000 total the number of automated hacking attempts in the Iowa through the past two weeks were blocked by Syspeace.

In comparison, automated hacking attempts in California and Mississippi have risen. With 3,600 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14-day period, California has recorded an escalation of 21 percent compared to the past two weeks. In Mississippi, the number has shot up by 8 percent to 150 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Iowa is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have decreased all around the USA. Throughout the last weeks, there have been 23 percent less brute-force attacks than in the course of the past two weeks in the USA. Up until today, this year there have been 1,700 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have decreased by 7.8 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That is to say, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 880,000.

The data originates from 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 data on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global pioneer 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 ultimately guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

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