In the USA, West Virginia Sees Third Greatest Increase of Brute-Force Attacks

The amount of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in West Virginia built up during the previous 14-day period. According to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a surge of 43 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. That’s the third largest rise of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in the USA. In the whole USA, there was a slight escalation of 11 percent.

Syspeace registered 5,000 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in West Virginia through the previous 14 days. That means the automated hacking attempts increased greatly by 43 percent. The sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in West Virginia was 15,000. In the course of a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history, this is the 8th highest number of brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

There has been, for the sake of comparison, a climb of the number of brute-force attacks in Alabama and Nebraska. With 9,900 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the last fortnight, Alabama has seen a growth of 79 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Nebraska, the sum total has gone up by 29 percent to 210 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

West Virginia is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight escalation all around the USA. There have been 11 percent more brute-force attacks in the USA on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the in the course of the previous 14-day period compared to the previous 14 days. Up until now, this year there have been 2,200 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. The brute-force attacks have shot up by 7.5 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 1,100,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

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

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to eventually get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that safeguards companies from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.