Iowa Records a Noticeable Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

The number of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Iowa increased slightly throughout the past two weeks. According to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a climb of 18 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. Overall, in the USA, there was a big increase of 36 percent.

The amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased slightly during the last fortnight in Iowa as 830 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks grew slightly by 18 percent. The amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Iowa was 12,000.

There has been, for a comparison, a growth of the amount of automated hacking attempts in Arkansas and Washington. With 3,900 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14 days, Arkansas has seen an increase of 20 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In Washington, the number has risen by 15 percent to 3,900 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

Iowa is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a big increase all around the USA. There have been 36 percent more automated hacking attempts in the USA on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the in the course of the last fortnight compared to the 14 days prior. By now, this year there have been 1,200 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. In the same period last year, the amount of automated hacking attempts has showed no change. That means the amount of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 530,000.

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

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of in the end guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

To keep problems out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that safeguards companies from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.

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