Iowa Aghast by Third Biggest Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in the USA

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The report doesn’t lie — the number of brute-force attacks in Iowa has shot up through the past two weeks. The brute-force attacks have gone up by 78 percent through the two weeks prior, according to statistics from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. That’s the third greatest growth of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in the USA. However, there was a slight decline of 11 percent in the whole USA.

In Iowa, the amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace surged through the past two weeks as 2,200 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks surged by 78 percent. That means 35,000 total the amount of brute-force attacks in the Iowa in the two weeks prior were blocked by Syspeace.

For a comparison, Georgia and Michigan have been under increased attacks. With 440 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the two weeks prior, Georgia has seen an escalation of 130 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In Michigan, the sum total has gone up by 64 percent to 1,100 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight decline all around the USA. In other words, Iowa is going against the flow. There have been 11 percent less automated hacking attempts in the USA on Windows servers secured by Syspeace during the previous 14 days compared to the two weeks prior. So far, this year there have been 1,500 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. That is on the same level as the same period last year. That means the number of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 750,000.

The information is collected by Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for companies to fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to ultimately get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected 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 excellent customer support.

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