Brute-Force Attacks Go up Significantly in West Virginia

During the last fortnight, the number of automated hacking attempts in West Virginia increased noticeably compared to the two weeks prior. According to evidence from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was an escalation of 46 percent in brute-force attacks per server. In the whole USA, there was a great increase of 36 percent.

In West Virginia, the sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased greatly through the previous 14 days as 2,300 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts went up by 46 percent. Syspeace blocked 4,600 brute-force attacks in West Virginia.

By way of comparison, Utah and Maryland have been under increased attacks. With 740 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14 days, Utah has witnessed an escalation of 46 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In Maryland, the sum total has gone up by 36 percent to 500 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown an escalation all around the USA. In other words, West Virginia is not alone with the problem. During the last weeks there have been 36 percent more brute-force attacks than through the 14 days prior in the USA. By now, this year there have been 1,200 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. Throughout the same period last year, the sum total of brute-force attacks has showed no change. That means the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 530,000.

The statistics source is Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed information on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global pioneer 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 correct one.

To keep problems out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that shields enterprises from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.


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