Noticeable Increase of Automated Hacking Attempts in Indiana Recorded

The number is clear — the number of brute-force attacks in Indiana has increased in the last fortnight. Data from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have grown by 8.2 percent. In the whole USA, there was an escalation of 27 percent.

The sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace grew throughout the previous 14 days in Indiana as 590 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts grew by 8.2 percent. The amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Indiana was 590. It is the 9th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

Rhode Island and Massachusetts have – with similar changes – been under increased attacks. With 120 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the 14 days prior, Rhode Island has witnessed a growth of 8.6 percent compared to the previous 14-day period. In Massachusetts, the number has gone up by 6.9 percent to 620 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Indiana is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a noticeable growth all around the USA. Throughout the last weeks there have been 27 percent more brute-force attacks than through the 14 days prior in the USA. Up until now, this year there have been 2,800 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. In the same period last year, the amount of automated hacking attempts has climbed up by 4.2 percent. That means the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,400,000.

The statistics comes from Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves firms time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to discover and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers carefully. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed information on automated hacking attempts.

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 inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

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