Unprecedented Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts in Arizona, USA

The report doesn’t lie — the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Arizona has surged during the previous 14-day period. According to evidence from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was an increase of 11,000 percent in brute-force attacks per server. Such rise in brute-force attacks on Windows servers is unprecedented anywhere else in the USA. There was a slight growth of 19 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace recorded 76,000 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Arizona in the two weeks prior. That means the brute-force attacks skyrocketed by 11,000 percent. Syspeace blocked 290,000 automated hacking attempts in Arizona. In a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history, this is the highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

For comparison, Minnesota and Nebraska have been under increased attacks. With 31 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14-day period, Minnesota has witnessed a climb of 140 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Nebraska, the number has grown by 70 percent to 670 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight increase, so Arizona is not alone with the problem. The brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have grown by 19 percent in the USA in the last fortnight. Up until today, this year there have been 4,500 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has grown by 11 percent. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 2,100,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The statistics comes from Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed information on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global pioneer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to ultimately get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

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