Illinois Records 64 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

Through the two weeks prior, Illinois has recorded how the amount of brute-force attacks has increased greatly. According to statistics from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was an escalation of 64 percent in brute-force attacks per server. There was a slight escalation of 5.3 percent in the whole USA.

The amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers went up in the course of the two weeks prior in Illinois as 94 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased noticeably by 64 percent. The number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Illinois was 630.

By way of comparison, there has been a surge of the sum total of brute-force attacks in North Carolina and Utah. With 490 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the 14 days prior, North Carolina has seen a surge of 74 percent in comparison with the past two weeks. In Utah, the amount has gone up by 40 percent to 350 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

Illinois is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight increase all around the USA. Throughout the last weeks there have been 5.3 percent more brute-force attacks than throughout the 14 days prior in the USA. Up until today, this year there have been 1,400 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has increased by 5.1 percent. Simply put, the amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 710,000.

The information is provided by Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for companies to fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

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 systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that safeguards enterprises from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.