West VirginiaWitnesses Second Biggest Growth in Brute-Force Attacks in the USA

Throughout the 14 days prior, West Virginia has witnessed how the amount of brute-force attacks has increased significantly. The automated hacking attempts have increased by 220 percent in the course of the last fortnight, according to evidence from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. In the USA, that’s the second biggest rise of brute-force attacks on Windows servers. In the whole USA, there was a big increase of 48 percent.

The sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers escalated through the past two weeks in West Virginia as 6,100 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts escalated by 220 percent. That means 12,000 total the amount of brute-force attacks in the West Virginia during the past two weeks were blocked by Syspeace. In the state’s measured history, this is the 11th highest number of attempted automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period.

For comparison purposes, there has been a surge of the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Virginia and Colorado. With 1,700 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14 days, Virginia has witnessed an escalation of 240 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In Colorado, the sum total has increased by 180 percent to 580 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown an escalation, so West Virginia is not alone with the problem. Throughout the last weeks there have been 48 percent more automated hacking attempts than in the course of the last fortnight in the USA. Up until today, this year there have been 1,500 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 50 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 680,000 automated hacking attempts in the USA.

The evidence originates from Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for firms to fight brute-force attacks. 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 the world leader on the topic.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to in the end get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that shields companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.

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