Significant Growth in Brute-Force Attacks in West Virginia

In the course of the past two weeks, the number of brute-force attacks in West Virginia built up compared to the previous 14 days. Data from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have grown by 34 percent. In contrast, there was no change in the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the whole USA.

In West Virginia, the amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers went up in the course of the last fortnight as 6,700 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That is to say, the brute-force attacks increased noticeably by 34 percent. The amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in West Virginia was 20,000. It is the 5th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

For a comparison, Alabama and North Carolina have been under increased attacks. With 16,000 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14-day period, Alabama has recorded a climb of 35 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In North Carolina, the number has increased by 26 percent to 570 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have been almost stable, but, as said, West Virginia has escalating problems. Up until now, this year there have been 1,900 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has decreased by 9.6 percent. In other words, Syspeace blocked 920,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The information is collected 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 discover and prevent. Syspeace monitors all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace thoroughly. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to in the end get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the correct one.

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