Unprecedented Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Indiana, USA

The data is out — the amount of automated hacking attempts in Indiana has soared in the two weeks prior. According to statistics from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was an increase of 620 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. Such growth in brute-force attacks on Windows servers is unprecedented anywhere else in the USA. There was an escalation of 33 percent in the whole USA.

The number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased extremely during the 14 days prior in Indiana as 1,700 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts escalated by 620 percent. The number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Indiana was 4,400. It is the 3rd highest number of brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

Minnesota and Kentucky have – by way of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 660 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14 days, Minnesota has recorded an escalation of 450 percent in comparison with the previous 14 days. In Kentucky, the number has climbed up by 230 percent to 390 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a great increase, so Indiana is not alone with the problem. In the course of the last weeks there have been 33 percent more automated hacking attempts than in the course of the 14 days prior in the USA. So far, this year there have been 1,000 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. The brute-force attacks have climbed up by 59 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 340,000 automated hacking attempts in the USA.

The statistics is released from 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 track down and prevent. Syspeace monitors all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers carefully. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on brute-force attacks.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to ultimately get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

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