18 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in West Virginia

The report doesn’t lie — the sum total of brute-force attacks in West Virginia has grew slightly in the previous 14 days. The brute-force attacks have gone up by 18 percent through the last fortnight, according to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. In the whole USA, there was a slight escalation of 5.3 percent.

In West Virginia, the amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased slightly during the two weeks prior as 5,400 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts increased slightly by 18 percent. Syspeace blocked 11,000 brute-force attacks in West Virginia. In the state’s measured history, this is the 8th highest number of attempted automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period.

For a comparison, there has been an increase of the number of brute-force attacks in Pennsylvania and District of Columbia. With 650 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14-day period, Pennsylvania has recorded a rise of 25 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In District of Columbia, the amount has increased by 17 percent to 210 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight escalation all around the USA. That is to say, West Virginia is not alone with the problem. During the last weeks there have been 5.3 percent more brute-force attacks than during the past two weeks in the USA. Up until today, this year there have been 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has shot up by 5.1 percent. That means the number of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 710,000.

The data is released from Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global trendsetter 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 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 correct one.

To keep problems out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that shields firms from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.