19 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Iowa

Through the past two weeks, Iowa has witnessed how the amount of automated hacking attempts has grew. Information from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have risen by 19 percent. There was a great increase of 48 percent in the whole USA.

The sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers grew slightly in the course of the 14 days prior in Iowa as 970 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased slightly by 19 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Iowa was 11,000.

For the sake of comparison, Connecticut and Ohio have been under increased attacks. With 3,900 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14-day period, Connecticut has recorded a growth of 25 percent compared to the past two weeks. In Ohio, the sum total has grown by 17 percent to 87 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Iowa is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a big increase all around the USA. There have been 48 percent more automated hacking attempts in the USA on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the through the previous 14-day period compared to the previous 14 days. By now, this year there have been 1,500 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has dropped by 50 percent. That means the amount of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 680,000.

The data originates from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for enterprises to fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to in the end get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the right one.

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that protects companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.