Steep Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in West Virginia

Through the previous 14 days, West Virginia has witnessed how the amount of brute-force attacks has soared. The brute-force attacks have shot up by 78 percent in the course of the 14 days prior, according to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. In the whole USA, there was a great increase of 52 percent.

The sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers surged throughout the two weeks prior in West Virginia as 14,000 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. Simply put, the brute-force attacks soared by 78 percent. Syspeace blocked 27,000 brute-force attacks in West Virginia. In the state’s measured history, this is the 2nd highest number of attempted automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period.

For comparison purposes, Mississippi and Connecticut have been under increased attacks. With 700 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the two weeks prior, Mississippi has recorded an escalation of 82 percent in comparison with the two weeks prior. In Connecticut, the amount has risen by 61 percent to 9,200 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a big increase, so West Virginia is not alone with the problem. There have been 52 percent more automated hacking attempts in the USA on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the in the past two weeks compared to the past two weeks. Up until now, this year there have been 2,200 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of automated hacking attempts has increased by 1.3 percent. Simply put, the sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 1,100,000.

The data is provided by 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 statistics on automated hacking attempts 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 finally guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that shields companies from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.