Automated Hacking Attempts Go up Significantly in Pennsylvania

There’s no denying of facts — the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Pennsylvania has built up during the last fortnight. According to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was an escalation of 26 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. In contrast, there was no change in the number of automated hacking attempts in the whole USA.

Syspeace documented 940 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Pennsylvania in the two weeks prior. That means the automated hacking attempts increased greatly by 26 percent. The amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Pennsylvania was 1,700.

For comparison, Arizona and Arkansas have been under increased attacks. With 210 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the last fortnight, Arizona has witnessed a surge of 29 percent in comparison with the previous 14 days. In Arkansas, the amount has shot up by 19 percent to 3,600 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

Up until now, this year there have been 1,000 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of brute-force attacks has decreased by 45 percent. That means the amount of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 420,000.

The data is provided by Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves enterprises time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to find and prevent. Syspeace records all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers meticulously. The company is a global innovator on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on brute-force attacks.

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

To keep trouble out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that safeguards firms from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.


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