Brute-Force Attacks Go up Significantly in Oregon

The sum total of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Oregon increased noticeably throughout the two weeks prior. According to data from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was an increase of 32 percent in brute-force attacks per server. Overall, in the USA, there was a slight increase of 8.2 percent.

Syspeace logged 1,000 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Oregon during the previous 14 days. That means the automated hacking attempts built up by 32 percent. The sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Oregon was 5,400.

Pennsylvania and Arizona have – for comparison – been under increased attacks. With 4,700 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the last fortnight, Pennsylvania has recorded a growth of 38 percent compared to the past two weeks. In Arizona, the amount has increased by 28 percent to 740 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight growth all around the USA. In other words, Oregon is not alone with the problem. In the course of the last weeks there have been 8.2 percent more automated hacking attempts than in the course of the last fortnight in the USA. Up until today, this year there have been 2,100 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have declined by 11 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the amount of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,000,000.

The data originates from Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for firms to fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of ultimately guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that shields firms from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.