Big Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in Kentucky

The number of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Kentucky increased greatly in the course of the last fortnight. Data from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have shot up by 44 percent. In contrast, there was a slight drop of 4 percent in the whole USA.

The amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace went up throughout the previous 14 days in Kentucky as 200 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts increased greatly by 44 percent. The number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Kentucky was 410.

For the purpose of comparison, New Jersey and Ohio have been under increased attacks. With 620 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the past two weeks, New Jersey has witnessed a rise of 50 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Ohio, the number has shot up by 35 percent to 58 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight decrease all around the USA. Simply put, Kentucky is going against the flow. In the course of the last weeks, there have been 4 percent less brute-force attacks than through the two weeks prior in the USA. Up until now, this year there have been 940 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has diminished by 54 percent. That is to say, the amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 360,000.

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

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to in the end get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

To keep problems out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects enterprises from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.