9 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Illinois

During the 14 days prior, the number of brute-force attacks in Illinois went up slightly compared to the two weeks prior. According to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a surge of 9 percent in brute-force attacks per server. At the same time, there was no change in the amount of brute-force attacks in the whole USA.

The number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased in the course of the previous 14 days in Illinois as 210 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased by 9 percent. That means 1,400 total the amount of automated hacking attempts in the Illinois in the past two weeks were blocked by Syspeace.

For a comparison, brute-force attacks in Indiana and Ohio have risen. With 210 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the past two weeks, Indiana has recorded an escalation of 13 percent in comparison with the previous 14 days. In Ohio, the number has increased by 8.8 percent to 100 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have been almost constant, but, as said, Illinois has growing difficulties. Up until now, this year there have been 1,900 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has diminished by 9.6 percent. In other words, Syspeace blocked 920,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The information comes from Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves businesses time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to find and prevent. Syspeace monitors all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers meticulously. The company is a global trendsetter on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed information on automated hacking attempts.

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 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 protects enterprises from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.