Pennsylvania Records 55 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

The data is out — the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Pennsylvania has went up during the previous 14 days. Data from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have risen by 55 percent. In the whole USA, there was a big increase of 36 percent.

Syspeace documented 1,600 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Pennsylvania throughout the past two weeks. In other words, the automated hacking attempts built up by 55 percent. The number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Pennsylvania was 3,700.

There has been, in comparison, an increase of the number of automated hacking attempts in Nevada and Utah. With 45 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14-day period, Nevada has recorded an escalation of 55 percent in comparison with the previous 14 days. In Utah, the sum total has shot up by 46 percent to 740 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a noticeable growth, so Pennsylvania is not alone with the problem. The brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have climbed up by 36 percent in the USA in the course of the previous 14 days. Up until now, this year there have been 1,200 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of automated hacking attempts has remained unchanged. That means the sum total of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 530,000.

The statistics is collected by Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed statistics on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global trendsetter on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of finally guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

To keep problems out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.