9.4 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in West Virginia

During the previous 14-day period, the number of brute-force attacks in West Virginia increased compared to the last fortnight. The brute-force attacks have shot up by 9.4 percent throughout the last fortnight, according to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. Overall, in the USA, there was a slight escalation of 19 percent.

Syspeace recorded 5,000 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in West Virginia during the 14 days prior. That means the automated hacking attempts increased by 9.4 percent. The amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in West Virginia was 14,000. In the course of a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history, this is the 9th highest number of brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Maryland and Indiana have – for the sake of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 1,100 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14-day period, Maryland has seen a rise of 11 percent in comparison with the two weeks prior. In Indiana, the sum total has risen by 4.2 percent to 510 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 19 percent more automated hacking attempts in the USA on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the throughout the previous 14 days compared to the previous 14-day period. By now, this year there have been 4,500 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has grown by 11 percent. In other words, the amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 2,100,000.

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

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