Utah Witnesses 38 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Utah have went up during the past two weeks. According to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a surge of 38 percent in brute-force attacks per server. Overall, in the USA, there was a slight increase of 8.2 percent.

Syspeace registered 1,600 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Utah in the course of the past two weeks. That means the brute-force attacks increased noticeably by 38 percent. Syspeace blocked 2,300 brute-force attacks in Utah.

For comparison, there has been an escalation of the sum total of brute-force attacks in Nevada and Pennsylvania. With 280 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the last fortnight, Nevada has recorded an escalation of 45 percent in comparison with the two weeks prior. In Pennsylvania, the sum total has grown by 38 percent to 4,700 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Utah is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight growth all around the USA. Throughout the last weeks there have been 8.2 percent more automated hacking attempts than in the past two weeks in the USA. So far, this year there have been 2,100 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of brute-force attacks has declined by 11 percent. That means the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,000,000.

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

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

To avoid problems and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that safeguards companies from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.