Unprecedented Growth in Brute-Force Attacks in Ohio, USA

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Ohio have skyrocketed through the past two weeks. According to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a growth of 290 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. In the USA, that’s the largest rise of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers. However, there was a big decline of 53 percent in the whole USA.

The amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers surged in the previous 14 days in Ohio as 260 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts increased significantly by 290 percent. The number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Ohio was 1,800.

Maine and South Carolina have – for the purpose of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 380 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the two weeks prior, Maine has recorded an increase of 180 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In South Carolina, the amount has gone up by 120 percent to 240 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

Ohio is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased all around the USA. The brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have declined by 53 percent in the USA in the course of the 14 days prior. So far, this year there have been 890 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of brute-force attacks has risen by 3.6 percent. In other words, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 410,000.

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

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to finally get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

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