Whopping Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts in Pennsylvania

The amount of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Pennsylvania escalated during the previous 14 days. Information from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have shot up by 85 percent. There was a noticeable growth of 48 percent in the whole USA.

The sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace shot up in the previous 14-day period in Pennsylvania as 2,200 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks surged by 85 percent. Syspeace blocked 6,900 brute-force attacks in Pennsylvania. In the state’s measured history, this is the 15th highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period.

By means of a comparison, South Carolina and Indiana have been under increased attacks. With 140 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the last fortnight, South Carolina has recorded an increase of 120 percent in comparison with the last fortnight. In Indiana, the sum total has climbed up by 54 percent to 2,600 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Pennsylvania is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a noticeable growth all around the USA. There have been 48 percent more brute-force attacks in the USA on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the throughout the two weeks prior compared to the last fortnight. Up until now, this year there have been 1,500 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 50 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 680,000 automated hacking attempts in the USA.

The statistics source is Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed evidence on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global pioneer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to in the end get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the right one.

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that shields firms from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.