Illinois in the USA Sees Second Greatest Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts

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Throughout the previous 14-day period, Illinois has witnessed how the amount of automated hacking attempts has escalated. Evidence from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have shot up by 120 percent. That’s the second largest growth of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in the USA. Overall, in the USA, there was a great increase of 24 percent.

The amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased significantly in the last fortnight in Illinois as 1,200 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks soared by 120 percent. That means 5,000 total the amount of automated hacking attempts in the Illinois through the previous 14-day period were blocked by Syspeace.

Pennsylvania and Kentucky have – by means of a comparison – been under increased attacks. With 2,800 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the 14 days prior, Pennsylvania has recorded a growth of 370 percent compared to the last fortnight. In Kentucky, the number has risen by 120 percent to 390 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Illinois is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a big increase all around the USA. There have been 24 percent more brute-force attacks in the USA on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the throughout the two weeks prior compared to the two weeks prior. Up until now, this year there have been 2,800 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has climbed up by 34 percent. In other words, the amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 1,400,000.

The evidence 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 data 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 in the end guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To avoid problems and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects enterprises from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.


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