Iowa Sees 96 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

Brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Iowa have surged during the past two weeks. According to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was an increase of 96 percent in brute-force attacks per server. Overall, in the USA, there was a slight escalation of 15 percent.

The sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers soared throughout the 14 days prior in Iowa as 1,200 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. Simply put, the brute-force attacks shot up by 96 percent. That means 18,000 total the number of brute-force attacks in the Iowa in the course of the last fortnight were blocked by Syspeace.

With similar changes, there has been an increase of the sum total of automated hacking attempts in New Jersey and Texas. With 340 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the two weeks prior, New Jersey has recorded a climb of 100 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In Texas, the sum total has increased by 95 percent to 1,100 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Iowa is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight escalation all around the USA. The automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have climbed up by 15 percent in the USA in the course of the previous 14 days. By now, this year there have been 1,600 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. In the same period last year, the sum total of automated hacking attempts has increased by 4.6 percent. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 770,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The statistics originates from 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 automated hacking attempts 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.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of in the end guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that shields firms from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.