Nebraska Witnesses 45 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

The amount of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Nebraska increased greatly throughout the previous 14-day period. Statistics from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have increased by 45 percent. At the same time, there was no change in the amount of brute-force attacks in the whole USA.

Syspeace documented 73 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Nebraska throughout the last fortnight. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts built up by 45 percent. That means 250 total the number of automated hacking attempts in the Nebraska through the previous 14 days were blocked by Syspeace.

For the purpose of comparison, there has been an escalation of the amount of brute-force attacks in Texas and Massachusetts. With 400 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the 14 days prior, Texas has recorded a rise of 49 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Massachusetts, the amount has gone up by 30 percent to 320 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

By now, this year there have been 1,000 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. The brute-force attacks have risen by 45 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the amount of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 420,000.

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

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of ultimately guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that shields firms from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.