Automated Hacking Attempts Go up Significantly in Indiana

In the 14 days prior, the amount of brute-force attacks in Indiana built up compared to the previous 14-day period. Information from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have increased by 21 percent. In contrast, there was a big decrease of 32 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace documented 270 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Indiana during the 14 days prior. That means the automated hacking attempts increased greatly by 21 percent. The sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Indiana was 760.

For a comparison, automated hacking attempts in Washington and Pennsylvania have gone up. With 1,800 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the 14 days prior, Washington has witnessed a growth of 23 percent compared to the past two weeks. In Pennsylvania, the sum total has shot up by 17 percent to 1,100 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Indiana is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased all around the USA. There have been 32 percent less automated hacking attempts in the USA on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the previous 14-day period compared to the previous 14-day period. Up until today, this year there have been 680 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. The brute-force attacks have gone up by 47 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the number of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 280,000.

The statistics comes from 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 information 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 brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of in the end guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

To avoid trouble and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that shields enterprises from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.