Iowa Sees a Steep Increase of Automated Hacking Attempts

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During the previous 14-day period, the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Iowa escalated compared to the last fortnight. Statistics from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have risen by 78 percent. Overall, in the USA, there was a great increase of 67 percent.

Syspeace logged 2,900 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Iowa throughout the previous 14-day period. That means the brute-force attacks increased extremely by 78 percent. Syspeace blocked 35,000 automated hacking attempts in Iowa.

Nebraska and Illinois have – with similar changes – been under increased attacks. With 400 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14 days, Nebraska has recorded a rise of 91 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In Illinois, the number has gone up by 69 percent to 140 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Iowa is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown an escalation all around the USA. In the last weeks there have been 67 percent more brute-force attacks than during the previous 14-day period in the USA. By now, this year there have been 3,700 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. The brute-force attacks have grown by 2.7 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the amount of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,900,000.

The evidence source is Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves companies time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to discover and prevent. Syspeace monitors all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers thoroughly. The company is a global trendsetter on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts.

During the brute-force attack, 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 right one.

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

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