62 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Iowa

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The number is clear — the amount of automated hacking attempts in Iowa has built up in the course of the previous 14-day period. The brute-force attacks have increased by 62 percent through the two weeks prior, according to data from syspeaces. In the whole USA, there was a slight escalation of 14 percent.

In Iowa, the amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased noticeably throughout the last fortnight as 1,100 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts went up by 62 percent. That means 20,000 total the amount of brute-force attacks in the Iowa during the past two weeks were blocked by Syspeace.

For the purpose of comparison, West Virginia and Connecticut have been under increased attacks. With 2,500 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the 14 days prior, West Virginia has witnessed a rise of 65 percent in comparison with the previous 14 days. In Connecticut, the amount has grown by 48 percent to 1,800 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

Iowa is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight increase all around the USA. The brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have increased by 14 percent in the USA during the 14 days prior. Up until today, this year there have been 1,500 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have increased by 54 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, the number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 780,000.

The statistics source is Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed evidence on brute-force attacks 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.

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

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

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