Unprecedented Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts in Pennsylvania, USA

In Pennsylvania, the sum total of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers skyrocketed through the 14 days prior in comparison with the past two weeks. According to evidence from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a climb of 190 percent in brute-force attacks per server. Such increase in brute-force attacks on Windows servers is unprecedented anywhere else in the USA. In contrast, there was a big decrease of 33 percent in the whole USA.

In Pennsylvania, the sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers surged during the two weeks prior as 3,400 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased significantly by 190 percent. The amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Pennsylvania was 8,700. In a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history, this is the 8th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

For the sake of comparison, there has been an escalation of the number of automated hacking attempts in Nevada and Illinois. With 48 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14 days, Nevada has witnessed a climb of 87 percent compared to the last fortnight. In Illinois, the amount has grown by 50 percent to 84 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

Pennsylvania is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased all around the USA. Throughout the last weeks, there have been 33 percent less brute-force attacks than in the 14 days prior in the USA. By now, this year there have been 1,900 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. In the same period last year, the sum total of brute-force attacks has gone up by 4.3 percent. That is to say, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 930,000.

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

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to in the end get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the correct one.

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