Illinois Records a Big Growth in Brute-Force Attacks

During the past two weeks, the number of automated hacking attempts in Illinois went up compared to the two weeks prior. According to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a rise of 48 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. However, there was a big fall of 24 percent in the whole USA.

In Illinois, the number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace went up in the last fortnight as 210 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts increased noticeably by 48 percent. The sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Illinois was 1,300.

By way of comparison, there has been a surge of the sum total of brute-force attacks in Utah and Iowa. With 690 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14-day period, Utah has witnessed an increase of 87 percent in comparison with the previous 14 days. In Iowa, the sum total has climbed up by 41 percent to 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a big fall all around the USA. In other words, Illinois is going against the flow. In the last weeks, there have been 24 percent less automated hacking attempts than during the last fortnight in the USA. Up until today, this year there have been 1,300 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 21 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, the amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 670,000.

The statistics is provided by Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves firms time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to find and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace carefully. The company is a global pioneer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to finally get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

To keep trouble out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that safeguards enterprises from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.