Iowa Witnesses a Significant Growth in Brute-Force Attacks

Throughout the 14 days prior, Iowa has seen how the sum total of brute-force attacks has increased greatly. According to evidence from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a climb of 42 percent in brute-force attacks per server. Overall, in the USA, there was a noticeable growth of 27 percent.

The sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace built up through the 14 days prior in Iowa as 4,000 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. Simply put, the brute-force attacks increased noticeably by 42 percent. Syspeace blocked 59,000 automated hacking attempts in Iowa. During a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history, this is the 7th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

New Jersey and Utah have – for comparison purposes – been under increased attacks. With 3,300 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14-day period, New Jersey has witnessed an escalation of 42 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In Utah, the number has climbed up by 29 percent to 720 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a big increase, so Iowa is not alone with the problem. The brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shot up by 27 percent in the USA in the course of the two weeks prior. By now, this year there have been 2,800 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has gone up by 4.2 percent. That means the number of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,400,000.

The information is provided by Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, 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.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to in the end get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the correct one.

To avoid problems and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that shields businesses from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.