In Minnesota, the amount of brute-force attacks on Windows servers shot up during the last fortnight in comparison with the previous 14-day period. Data from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have grown by 76 percent. In the USA, that’s the second largest rise of brute-force attacks on Windows servers. Overall, in the USA, there was a slight growth of 5 percent.

Syspeace logged 23 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Minnesota through the previous 14 days. That means the automated hacking attempts shot up by 76 percent. The number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Minnesota was 41.

With similar changes, brute-force attacks in Washington and Arizona have shot up. With 7,000 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the past two weeks, Washington has seen a growth of 86 percent in comparison with the last fortnight. In Arizona, the amount has grown by 72 percent to 1,300 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight increase all around the USA. In other words, Minnesota is not alone with the problem. In the last weeks there have been 5 percent more automated hacking attempts than through the 14 days prior in the USA. Up until today, this year there have been 1,300 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. The brute-force attacks have increased by 67 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the amount of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 730,000.

The data source is Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed information on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global trailblazer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to ultimately get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

To avoid trouble and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields companies from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.

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