Unprecedented Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts in West Virginia, USA

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Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in West Virginia have soared in the previous 14 days. Data from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have risen by 200 percent. In the USA, that’s the largest rise of brute-force attacks on Windows servers. In contrast, there was a slight drop of 3.2 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace documented 5,000 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in West Virginia in the course of the previous 14 days. In other words, the brute-force attacks surged by 200 percent. That means 15,000 total the amount of brute-force attacks in the West Virginia in the course of the last fortnight were blocked by Syspeace. During a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history, this is the 7th highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

Alabama and Mississippi have – for comparison purposes – been under increased attacks. With 12,000 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14 days, Alabama has witnessed a growth of 82 percent in comparison with the last fortnight. In Mississippi, the number has gone up by 64 percent to 230 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight decrease, but West Virginia sees the opposite. There have been 3.2 percent less automated hacking attempts in the USA on Windows servers secured by Syspeace throughout the past two weeks compared to the past two weeks. By now, this year there have been 1,900 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have decreased by 11 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, Syspeace blocked 1,000,000 automated hacking attempts in the USA.

The information comes from 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 brute-force attack, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to in the end get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the right one.

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


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