22 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in Illinois

The amount of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Illinois increased noticeably through the previous 14-day period. According to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a rise of 22 percent in brute-force attacks per server. There was a noticeable growth of 26 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace logged 320 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Illinois during the last fortnight. In other words, the automated hacking attempts went up by 22 percent. The sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Illinois was 2,100.

By means of a comparison, there has been a rise of the amount of automated hacking attempts in Connecticut and Rhode Island. With 10,000 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the last fortnight, Connecticut has witnessed a growth of 33 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In Rhode Island, the sum total has gone up by 22 percent to 120 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown an escalation, so Illinois is not alone with the problem. There have been 26 percent more automated hacking attempts in the USA on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the in the previous 14 days compared to the previous 14-day period. By 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 automated hacking attempts has decreased by 56 percent. Simply put, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 370,000.

The information comes from Syspeace, a service provider that fights 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 a global pioneer 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 eventually guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

To keep problems out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that safeguards enterprises from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.

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