Noticeable Increase of Brute-Force Attacks in Illinois Documented

In Illinois, the amount of brute-force attacks on Windows servers grew through the previous 14-day period in comparison with the previous 14 days. The automated hacking attempts have gone up by 19 percent through the past two weeks, according to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. In the whole USA, there was a great increase of 33 percent.

In Illinois, the amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased slightly in the last fortnight as 180 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts grew slightly by 19 percent. The sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Illinois was 1,400.

For comparison, automated hacking attempts in Pennsylvania and Michigan have climbed up. With 1,200 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14-day period, Pennsylvania has seen a growth of 23 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Michigan, the amount has climbed up by 19 percent to 660 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

Illinois is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a great increase all around the USA. Throughout the last weeks there have been 33 percent more automated hacking attempts than through the last fortnight in the USA. Up until now, this year there have been 1,000 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has decreased by 59 percent. That means the number of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 340,000.

The evidence is released from Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global innovator on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

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

To keep problems out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects firms from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.

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