Brute-Force Attacks Go up Significantly in West Virginia

The report doesn’t lie — the amount of brute-force attacks in West Virginia has built up in the previous 14-day period. The automated hacking attempts have risen by 64 percent through the 14 days prior, according to data from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. Overall, in the USA, there was an escalation of 33 percent.

The sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace built up in the past two weeks in West Virginia as 1,900 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased greatly by 64 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in West Virginia was 3,800.

There has been, for the purpose of comparison, an increase of the number of brute-force attacks in Nebraska and Connecticut. With 140 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14-day period, Nebraska has witnessed a surge of 67 percent compared to the last fortnight. In Connecticut, the number has shot up by 63 percent to 3,200 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a big increase all around the USA. Simply put, West Virginia is not alone with the problem. The brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shot up by 33 percent in the USA through the two weeks prior. So far, this year there have been 1,000 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. The brute-force attacks have shot up by 59 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, Syspeace blocked 340,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

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 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 automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of eventually guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To avoid problems and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that shields firms from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.


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