13 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in West Virginia

The report doesn’t lie — the amount of automated hacking attempts in West Virginia has increased during the past two weeks. According to statistics from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was an increase of 13 percent in brute-force attacks per server. There was a slight escalation of 3.1 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace registered 1,600 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in West Virginia during the 14 days prior. That means the brute-force attacks went up slightly by 13 percent. The number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in West Virginia was 3,300.

By way of comparison, Texas and California have been under increased attacks. With 300 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14 days, Texas has witnessed an increase of 20 percent compared to the last fortnight. In California, the number has grown by 9.5 percent to 790 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight increase, so West Virginia is not alone with the problem. There have been 3.1 percent more automated hacking attempts in the USA on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the throughout the 14 days prior compared to the past two weeks. Up until now, this year there have been 1,200 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of automated hacking attempts has diminished by 43 percent. That means the sum total of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 510,000.

The data source is Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for enterprises to fight brute-force attacks. 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 different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to eventually get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

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