Utah Witnesses 46 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

In the course of the last fortnight, the number of automated hacking attempts in Utah went up compared to the past two weeks. Statistics from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have increased by 46 percent. Overall, in the USA, there was a big increase of 36 percent.

In Utah, the number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased noticeably during the previous 14 days as 740 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased greatly by 46 percent. That means 740 total the amount of automated hacking attempts in the Utah in the past two weeks were blocked by Syspeace.

There has been, for comparison purposes, a rise of the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. With 1,600 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14 days, Pennsylvania has witnessed a surge of 55 percent in comparison with the last fortnight. In West Virginia, the number has gone up by 46 percent to 2,300 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a noticeable growth, so Utah is not alone with the problem. During the last weeks there have been 36 percent more brute-force attacks than in the 14 days prior in the USA. Up until now, this year there have been 1,200 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. In the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has remained the same. In other words, the sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 530,000.

The statistics is collected by 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 find and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers meticulously. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on automated hacking attempts.

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

To avoid problems and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects firms from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.