Ohio Sees a Big Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

There’s no denying of facts — the sum total of brute-force attacks in Ohio has increased greatly in the two weeks prior. According to evidence from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a climb of 52 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. At the same time, there was a slight decline of 11 percent in the whole USA.

In Ohio, the number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased noticeably during the previous 14 days as 110 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts increased greatly by 52 percent. The sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Ohio was 630.

For the purpose of comparison, there has been a surge of the sum total of brute-force attacks in Pennsylvania and Arkansas. With 1,100 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the 14 days prior, Pennsylvania has seen a growth of 60 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Arkansas, the sum total has climbed up by 36 percent to 4,200 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight decline, but Ohio sees the opposite. In the last weeks, there have been 11 percent less automated hacking attempts than through the past two weeks in the USA. Up until now, this year there have been 1,500 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. That is on the same level as the same period last year. In other words, the number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 750,000.

The evidence originates from Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed statistics on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global innovator 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 checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

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