Pennsylvania Witnesses a Slight Growth in Brute-Force Attacks

The sum total of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Pennsylvania grew slightly in the last fortnight. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 5 percent during the past two weeks, according to data from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. There was a slight increase of 18 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace documented 1,100 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Pennsylvania during the two weeks prior. That is to say, the brute-force attacks grew slightly by 5 percent. That means 2,600 total the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the Pennsylvania during the two weeks prior were blocked by Syspeace.

By means of a comparison, there has been an increase of the amount of brute-force attacks in Oregon and Arkansas. With 180 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the 14 days prior, Oregon has seen an escalation of 10 percent compared to the past two weeks. In Arkansas, the number has grown by 2.3 percent to 3,900 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight growth, so Pennsylvania is not alone with the problem. There have been 18 percent more automated hacking attempts in the USA on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the in the course of the 14 days prior compared to the 14 days prior. Up until today, this year there have been 810 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. The brute-force attacks have dropped by 48 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, the sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 330,000.

The information originates from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for firms 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 passwords or passphrases, hoping to eventually get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the right one.

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that protects companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.