Nebraska Records 67 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

The sum total of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Nebraska increased greatly in the two weeks prior. Information from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have shot up by 67 percent. In the whole USA, there was a big increase of 33 percent.

In Nebraska, the number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased noticeably in the course of the past two weeks as 140 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks went up by 67 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Nebraska was 460.

Florida and West Virginia have – for the sake of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 1,100 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the 14 days prior, Florida has seen a growth of 82 percent in comparison with the last fortnight. In West Virginia, the number has grown by 64 percent to 1,900 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a noticeable growth, so Nebraska is not alone with the problem. The brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have gone up by 33 percent in the USA during the 14 days prior. So far, this year there have been 1,000 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. The brute-force attacks have dropped by 59 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the number of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 340,000.

The data is provided by Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves firms 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 carefully. The company is a global innovator on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on automated hacking attempts.

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 trouble and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects firms from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.