Minnesota Aghast by Third Biggest Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts in the USA

In Minnesota, the sum total of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers increased extremely during the past two weeks in comparison with the previous 14-day period. Statistics from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have risen by 150 percent. In the USA, that’s the third greatest rise of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers. In the whole USA, there was a slight increase of 14 percent.

Syspeace documented 30 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Minnesota throughout the last fortnight. That means the automated hacking attempts soared by 150 percent. The number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Minnesota was 50.

There has been, for the purpose of comparison, an escalation of the number of automated hacking attempts in Illinois and Utah. With 1,400 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the past two weeks, Illinois has recorded a rise of 160 percent in comparison with the past two weeks. In Utah, the number has increased by 99 percent to 8,900 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight growth all around the USA. In other words, Minnesota is not alone with the problem. The automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have risen by 14 percent in the USA in the two weeks prior. By now, this year there have been 1,500 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. During the same period last year, the sum total of brute-force attacks has grown by 54 percent. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 780,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The data comes from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. 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 trendsetter on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

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

To keep problems out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects companies from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.