Unprecedented Growth in Brute-Force Attacks in Oregon, USA
The report doesn’t lie — the sum total of brute-force attacks in Oregon has increased extremely during the previous 14 days. Statistics from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have risen by 690 percent. That’s the greatest growth of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in the USA. In the whole USA, there was a noticeable growth of 36 percent.
Syspeace documented 1,600 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Oregon in the 14 days prior. Simply put, the automated hacking attempts skyrocketed by 690 percent. That means 17,000 total the number of brute-force attacks in the Oregon through the past two weeks were blocked by Syspeace. In the state’s measured history, this is the 8th highest number of attempted automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period.
Colorado and Maine have – for the purpose of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 120 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14 days, Colorado has recorded a surge of 240 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In Maine, the amount has grown by 130 percent to 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.
Oregon is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a big increase all around the USA. There have been 36 percent more brute-force attacks in the USA on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the in the course of the two weeks prior compared to the previous 14 days. By now, this year there have been 1,200 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has remained the same. That means the sum total of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 530,000.
The data is released from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed information on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global trailblazer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.
An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of eventually guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.
To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that protects firms from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.