Largest Increase of Brute-Force Attacks in the USA in Ohio

In Ohio, the number of brute-force attacks on Windows servers escalated in the last fortnight compared to the previous 14-day period. Data from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have increased by 580 percent. In the USA, that’s the biggest rise of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers. However, there was no change in the amount of automated hacking attempts in the whole USA.

The number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased significantly in the previous 14 days in Ohio as 340 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts increased extremely by 580 percent. Syspeace blocked 1,900 brute-force attacks in Ohio.

Kentucky and Massachusetts have – for comparison purposes – been under increased attacks. With 79 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the two weeks prior, Kentucky has seen an escalation of 130 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In Massachusetts, the number has shot up by 74 percent to 1,900 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have been almost constant, but, as said, Ohio has increasing troubles. So far, this year there have been 950 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. The brute-force attacks have declined by 67 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the amount of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 400,000.

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

During the brute-force attack, 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 correct one.

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