Big Growth in Brute-Force Attacks in Iowa

Brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Iowa have increased noticeably in the last fortnight. The brute-force attacks have risen by 41 percent in the previous 14 days, according to evidence from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. However, there was a big decline of 24 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace recorded 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Iowa in the course of the last fortnight. That means the brute-force attacks increased greatly by 41 percent. Syspeace blocked 24,000 automated hacking attempts in Iowa.

For the sake of comparison, there has been an increase of the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Illinois and Minnesota. With 210 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the two weeks prior, Illinois has seen a growth of 48 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Minnesota, the amount has grown by 38 percent to 57 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

Iowa is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have decreased all around the USA. In the last weeks, there have been 24 percent less automated hacking attempts than throughout the two weeks prior in the USA. By now, this year there have been 1,300 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. The brute-force attacks have shot up by 21 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, Syspeace blocked 670,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The information source is 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 statistics on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global trailblazer 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 inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To keep trouble out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that shields firms from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.