Utah Sees a Steep Increase of Brute-Force Attacks

The sum total of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Utah shot up in the two weeks prior. According to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a rise of 110 percent in brute-force attacks per server. In the whole USA, there was a big increase of 54 percent.

The sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers shot up in the previous 14 days in Utah as 1,500 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. Simply put, the brute-force attacks surged by 110 percent. That means 1,900 total the number of automated hacking attempts in the Utah throughout the last fortnight were blocked by Syspeace.

For the sake of comparison, Ohio and California have been under increased attacks. With 130 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the past two weeks, Ohio has seen an increase of 130 percent in comparison with the last fortnight. In California, the sum total has climbed up by 90 percent to 4,100 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown an escalation, so Utah is not alone with the problem. During the last weeks there have been 54 percent more automated hacking attempts than throughout the past two weeks in the USA. 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 diminished by 15 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, the number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 1,000,000.

The data comes from Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves companies time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to detect and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace conscientiously. The company is a global innovator on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed evidence on automated hacking attempts.

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of finally guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

To avoid problems and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that shields companies from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.