In the USA, Kentucky Witnesses unprecedented Automated Hacking Attempts

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Kentucky have escalated during the last fortnight. According to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a growth of 290 percent in brute-force attacks per server. Such growth in automated hacking attempts on Windows servers is unprecedented anywhere else in the USA. At the same time, there was a big fall of 21 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace recorded 200 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Kentucky throughout the previous 14-day period. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts shot up by 290 percent. Syspeace blocked 240 automated hacking attempts in Kentucky.

By means of a comparison, brute-force attacks in Michigan and Massachusetts have increased. With 440 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the two weeks prior, Michigan has recorded a growth of 54 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In Massachusetts, the number has gone up by 46 percent to 280 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a big drop all around the USA. In other words, Kentucky is going against the flow. There have been 21 percent less brute-force attacks in the USA on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the course of the 14 days prior compared to the 14 days prior. Up until now, this year there have been 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of automated hacking attempts has gone up by 8 percent. That means the amount of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 620,000.

The statistics source is Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves firms time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to detect and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace thoroughly. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on brute-force attacks.

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

To keep problems out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects businesses from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.