53 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in Maryland

Through the past two weeks, Maryland has witnessed how the sum total of brute-force attacks has increased noticeably. Data from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have grown by 53 percent. Overall, in the USA, there was a slight growth of 5 percent.

Syspeace documented 1,600 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Maryland throughout the previous 14 days. That means the automated hacking attempts increased greatly by 53 percent. That means 40,000 total the number of automated hacking attempts in the Maryland through the last fortnight were blocked by Syspeace. It is the 11th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

There has been, for a comparison, a rise of the number of automated hacking attempts in Florida and New York. With 1,400 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the past two weeks, Florida has seen a rise of 66 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In New York, the sum total has shot up by 51 percent to 610 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on syspeaces have shown a slight increase, so Maryland is not alone with the problem. In the course of the last weeks there have been 5 percent more brute-force attacks than in the two weeks prior in the USA. Up until today, this year there have been 1,300 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has gone up by 67 percent. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 730,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The information comes from Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves companies time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to detect and prevent. Syspeace records all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers thoroughly. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks.

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

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