Illinois Aghast by Third Greatest Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts in the USA

The number is clear — the amount of brute-force attacks in Illinois has built up during the two weeks prior. The brute-force attacks have shot up by 50 percent through the previous 14-day period, according to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. That’s the third biggest rise of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in the USA. At the same time, there was a big drop of 33 percent in the whole USA.

The amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace built up in the 14 days prior in Illinois as 84 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased greatly by 50 percent. The sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Illinois was 560.

In comparison, brute-force attacks in Nevada and North Carolina have grown. With 48 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14-day period, Nevada has recorded an escalation of 87 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In North Carolina, the amount has gone up by 36 percent to 550 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Illinois is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have decreased all around the USA. There have been 33 percent less brute-force attacks in the USA on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the 14 days prior compared to the previous 14 days. Up until now, this year there have been 1,900 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has grown by 4.3 percent. That means the number of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 930,000.

The information source is Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for companies to fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to eventually get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that shields enterprises from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.