Maine in the USA Sees Second Biggest Rise in Brute-Force Attacks

In Maine, the amount of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers escalated during the 14 days prior in comparison with the past two weeks. Statistics from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have shot up by 92 percent. That’s the second biggest increase of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in the USA. At the same time, there was a big decrease of 31 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace logged 2,300 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Maine during the two weeks prior. That means the brute-force attacks increased extremely by 92 percent. The sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Maine was 2,300. In the state’s measured history, this is the highest number of attempted automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period.

For the sake of comparison, brute-force attacks in Pennsylvania and South Carolina have risen. With 460 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14-day period, Pennsylvania has witnessed a climb of 130 percent compared to the past two weeks. In South Carolina, the sum total has risen by 67 percent to 180 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 decrease, but Maine sees the opposite. In the last weeks, there have been 31 percent less automated hacking attempts than in the previous 14 days in the USA. By now, this year there have been 1,300 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of brute-force attacks has grown by 72 percent. That means the amount of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 630,000.

The data source is Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for firms to fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, 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 brute-force attack, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to eventually get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the right one.

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that safeguards companies from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.