Brute-Force Attacks Go up Significantly in Indiana

The number is clear — the amount of brute-force attacks in Indiana has built up in the last fortnight. According to evidence from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a surge of 54 percent in brute-force attacks per server. Overall, in the USA, there was an escalation of 48 percent.

In Indiana, the amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased greatly during the previous 14 days as 2,600 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. Simply put, the automated hacking attempts increased greatly by 54 percent. That means 6,800 total the number of brute-force attacks in the Indiana during the 14 days prior were blocked by Syspeace. In the state’s measured history, this is the 2nd highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period.

Pennsylvania and Utah have – for comparison – been under increased attacks. With 2,200 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the 14 days prior, Pennsylvania has recorded a climb of 85 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Utah, the amount has grown by 51 percent to 380 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a noticeable growth all around the USA. That is to say, Indiana is not alone with the problem. Throughout the last weeks there have been 48 percent more brute-force attacks than in the course of the past two weeks in the USA. 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 sum total of brute-force attacks has dropped by 50 percent. In other words, the amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 680,000.

The data is released from Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves companies time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to find and prevent. Syspeace tracks all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers carefully. The company is a global innovator on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed evidence on brute-force attacks.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to in the end get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

To avoid problems and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that shields firms from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.