Arkansas Sees 53 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

The amount of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Arkansas built up in the past two weeks. Statistics from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have increased by 53 percent. Overall, in the USA, there was a great increase of 52 percent.

Syspeace recorded 6,400 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Arkansas throughout the previous 14-day period. That means the brute-force attacks went up by 53 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Arkansas was 6,400.

There has been, for comparison, an increase of the number of automated hacking attempts in California and Michigan. With 2,500 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the last fortnight, California has witnessed a surge of 53 percent in comparison with the last fortnight. In Michigan, the number has grown by 46 percent to 1,600 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a big increase all around the USA. That is to say, Arkansas is not alone with the problem. During the last weeks there have been 52 percent more automated hacking attempts than during the 14 days prior in the USA. Up until now, this year there have been 2,200 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. During the same period last year, the amount of automated hacking attempts has gone up by 1.3 percent. That means the number of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,100,000.

The information is collected by Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed information 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.

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

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