In the USA, South Carolina Records Third Biggest Increase of Automated Hacking Attempts

In the course of the previous 14-day period, South Carolina has seen how the number of brute-force attacks has increased noticeably. Statistics from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have increased by 67 percent. That’s the third largest increase of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in the USA. In contrast, there was a big decline of 31 percent in the whole USA.

The amount of attacks on syspeaces went up in the past two weeks in South Carolina as 180 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. In other words, the brute-force attacks built up by 67 percent. The sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in South Carolina was 530.

Maine and North Carolina have – for the sake of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 2,300 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the two weeks prior, Maine has witnessed a growth of 92 percent in comparison with the past two weeks. In North Carolina, the sum total has shot up by 42 percent to 720 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

The attacks on syspeaces have shown a big drop all around the USA. In other words, South Carolina is going against the flow. The automated hacking attempts on syspeaces have diminished by 31 percent in the USA throughout the 14 days prior. Up until 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 gone up by 72 percent. That means the number of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 630,000.

The data comes from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for businesses to fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

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

To keep problems out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that safeguards businesses from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.