Alabama Records an Extreme Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts

During the two weeks prior, the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Alabama surged compared to the previous 14 days. Statistics from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have shot up by 150 percent. In the whole USA, there was an escalation of 33 percent.

The amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers soared throughout the past two weeks in Alabama as 1,300 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. In other words, the brute-force attacks increased significantly by 150 percent. The sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Alabama was 7,600.

There has been, for a comparison, an increase of the amount of automated hacking attempts in Colorado and Arizona. With 210 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the last fortnight, Colorado has witnessed a growth of 150 percent in comparison with the two weeks prior. In Arizona, the amount has risen by 140 percent to 600 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown an escalation, so Alabama is not alone with the problem. In the last weeks there have been 33 percent more automated hacking attempts than through the two weeks prior in the USA. Up until now, this year there have been 1,000 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. The brute-force attacks have declined by 59 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the amount of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 340,000.

The statistics is collected by 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 discover and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace carefully. The company is a global pioneer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed evidence on brute-force attacks.

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of ultimately guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

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