In the USA, Illinois Witnesses unprecedented Brute-Force Attacks

In the course of the past two weeks, the amount of brute-force attacks in Illinois increased extremely compared to the 14 days prior. The brute-force attacks have risen by 230 percent during the last fortnight, according to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. Such rise in automated hacking attempts on Windows servers is unprecedented anywhere else in the USA. At the same time, there was a big fall of 32 percent in the whole USA.

In Illinois, the amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers skyrocketed throughout the two weeks prior as 380 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. Simply put, the automated hacking attempts soared by 230 percent. That means 2,600 total the number of automated hacking attempts in the Illinois during the previous 14 days were blocked by Syspeace.

Maryland and Minnesota have – by way of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 530 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14-day period, Maryland has recorded a growth of 78 percent compared to the past two weeks. In Minnesota, the sum total has grown by 41 percent to 56 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a big decline, but Illinois sees the opposite. In the course of the last weeks, there have been 32 percent less brute-force attacks than in the course of the previous 14-day period in the USA. Up until now, this year there have been 680 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have grown by 47 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 280,000.

The data is released from Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for businesses to fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to in the end get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the correct one.

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

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