Massachusetts Records a Big Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts

Throughout the last fortnight, the amount of brute-force attacks in Massachusetts increased greatly compared to the past two weeks. Information from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have risen by 33 percent. In contrast, there was a slight fall of 12 percent in the whole USA.

The amount of attacks on syspeaces increased greatly in the course of the previous 14-day period in Massachusetts as 730 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks went up by 33 percent. Syspeace blocked 1,400 brute-force attacks in Massachusetts. In the state’s measured history, this is the 9th highest number of attempted automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period.

In comparison, there has been a surge of the number of brute-force attacks in Arkansas and South Carolina. With 18,000 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the last fortnight, Arkansas has recorded a rise of 34 percent in comparison with the last fortnight. In South Carolina, the amount has gone up by 33 percent to 100 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight decrease all around the USA. Simply put, Massachusetts is going against the flow. During the last weeks, there have been 12 percent less automated hacking attempts than through the last fortnight in the USA. Up until now, this year there have been 2,000 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Throughout the same period last year, the sum total of brute-force attacks has risen by 49 percent. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 1,000,000 automated hacking attempts in the USA.

The information comes from Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for companies to fight brute-force attacks. 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 in the end get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked 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.