Largest Rise of Brute-Force Attacks in the USA in Pennsylvania

The number is clear — the sum total of brute-force attacks in Pennsylvania has escalated in the previous 14-day period. The automated hacking attempts have climbed up by 330 percent throughout the past two weeks, according to evidence from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. Such rise in brute-force attacks on Windows servers is unprecedented anywhere else in the USA. In the whole USA, there was an escalation of 54 percent.

Syspeace logged 3,700 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Pennsylvania in the course of the previous 14-day period. That means the automated hacking attempts surged by 330 percent. That means 14,000 total the amount of brute-force attacks in the Pennsylvania throughout the last fortnight were blocked by Syspeace. In the state’s measured history, this is the 3rd highest number of attempted automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period.

Maryland and Kentucky have – for the purpose of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 1,300 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the 14 days prior, Maryland has seen an escalation of 240 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Kentucky, the sum total has climbed up by 240 percent to 880 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

Pennsylvania is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a great increase all around the USA. The brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have grown by 54 percent in the USA in the course of the past two weeks. Up until now, this year there have been 2,000 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. The brute-force attacks have grown by 15 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That is to say, the sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 1,000,000.

The statistics is provided by Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed statistics 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 inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that protects businesses from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.