Kentucky Sees a Big Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

In Kentucky, the amount of brute-force attacks on Windows servers went up in the previous 14 days in comparison with the last fortnight. According to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a rise of 32 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. However, there was a big decrease of 39 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace recorded 510 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Kentucky in the course of the past two weeks. That means the automated hacking attempts built up by 32 percent. Syspeace blocked 1,300 brute-force attacks in Kentucky. In the state’s measured history, this is the highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period.

Indiana and Maine have – with similar changes – been under increased attacks. With 210 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the past two weeks, Indiana has recorded an escalation of 32 percent in comparison with the previous 14 days. In Maine, the number has gone up by 24 percent to 2,600 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Kentucky is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have decreased all around the USA. During the last weeks, there have been 39 percent less automated hacking attempts than in the two weeks prior in the USA. Up until today, this year there have been 1,700 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has dropped by 2.6 percent. In other words, Syspeace blocked 900,000 automated hacking attempts in the USA.

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

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of eventually guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

To keep trouble out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.