Utah Sees 29 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

There’s no denying of facts — the amount of brute-force attacks in Utah has built up during the two weeks prior. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 29 percent in the course of the two weeks prior, according to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. There was an escalation of 27 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace documented 720 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Utah in the course of the past two weeks. That means the brute-force attacks increased noticeably by 29 percent. The number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Utah was 770.

For a comparison, Iowa and Arizona have been under increased attacks. With 4,000 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the last fortnight, Iowa has recorded a growth of 42 percent compared to the last fortnight. In Arizona, the number has increased by 27 percent to 440 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a great increase all around the USA. In other words, Utah is not alone with the problem. The brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have grown by 27 percent in the USA through the previous 14 days. Up until today, this year there have been 2,800 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. The brute-force attacks have climbed up by 4.2 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 1,400,000 automated hacking attempts in the USA.

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

An brute-force attack 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 keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that safeguards enterprises from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.