West Virginia Records a Steep Increase of Brute-Force Attacks

In the course of the last fortnight, the amount of automated hacking attempts in West Virginia skyrocketed compared to the previous 14 days. According to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a climb of 85 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. In the whole USA, there was a slight growth of 15 percent.

Syspeace logged 9,900 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in West Virginia in the two weeks prior. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts increased significantly by 85 percent. Syspeace blocked 20,000 brute-force attacks in West Virginia. It is the 2nd highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

With similar changes, automated hacking attempts in Texas and New York have risen. With 1,100 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the two weeks prior, Texas has witnessed a surge of 95 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In New York, the number has climbed up by 85 percent to 420 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight increase all around the USA. That is to say, West Virginia is not alone with the problem. In the last weeks there have been 15 percent more automated hacking attempts than through the past two weeks in the USA. So far, this year there have been 1,600 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has increased by 4.6 percent. Simply put, the sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 770,000.

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

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

To avoid trouble and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields enterprises from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.