Significant Growth in Brute-Force Attacks in Pennsylvania

In the course of the 14 days prior, the number of automated hacking attempts in Pennsylvania increased greatly compared to the last fortnight. According to data from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a climb of 60 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. However, there was a slight drop of 11 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace documented 1,100 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Pennsylvania throughout the last fortnight. That means the automated hacking attempts increased noticeably by 60 percent. That means 2,600 total the sum total of brute-force attacks in the Pennsylvania throughout the two weeks prior were blocked by Syspeace.

Michigan and Ohio have – for comparison purposes – been under increased attacks. With 1,100 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the past two weeks, Michigan has witnessed an escalation of 64 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Ohio, the sum total has risen by 52 percent to 110 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Pennsylvania is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased all around the USA. The brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have diminished by 11 percent in the USA through the last fortnight. Up until now, this year there have been 1,500 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. In the course of the same period last year, the sum total of automated hacking attempts has remained unchanged. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 750,000 automated hacking attempts in the USA.

The statistics comes from Windows servers secured by Syspeace 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 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.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to eventually get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

To avoid problems and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects firms from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.