Unprecedented Growth in Brute-Force Attacks in Utah, USA

The sum total of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Utah shot up through the previous 14 days. Evidence from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have gone up by 220 percent. In the USA, that’s the greatest rise of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers. At the same time, there was a big fall of 61 percent in the whole USA.

In Utah, the number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers soared during the previous 14-day period as 450 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. Simply put, the brute-force attacks increased significantly by 220 percent. Syspeace blocked 480 automated hacking attempts in Utah.

There has been, for the sake of comparison, an increase of the amount of brute-force attacks in Georgia and Washington. With 300 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the two weeks prior, Georgia has recorded a growth of 20 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Washington, the amount has climbed up by 16 percent to 6,300 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Utah is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased all around the USA. In the course of the last weeks, there have been 61 percent less brute-force attacks than in the previous 14 days in the USA. So far, this year there have been 1,700 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. In the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has increased by 10 percent. That is to say, the sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 850,000.

The evidence is collected by Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed evidence 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 brute-force attack, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to eventually get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the right one.

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