In the USA, Maine Records unprecedented Automated Hacking Attempts

In Maine, the sum total of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers increased extremely throughout the past two weeks in comparison with the last fortnight. Statistics from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have shot up by 1,900 percent. That’s the greatest rise of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in the USA. In contrast, there was no change in the sum total of brute-force attacks in the whole USA.

Syspeace documented 2,600 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Maine in the past two weeks. That means the brute-force attacks skyrocketed by 1,900 percent. Syspeace blocked 2,600 automated hacking attempts in Maine. In the state’s measured history, this is the highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period.

For the purpose of comparison, automated hacking attempts in Pennsylvania and Nevada have shot up. With 600 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14-day period, Pennsylvania has recorded an increase of 200 percent compared to the past two weeks. In Nevada, the amount has risen by 120 percent to 52 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

So far, this year there have been 2,200 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. The brute-force attacks have risen by 55 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, the amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 1,100,000.

The data originates from Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed statistics on brute-force attacks 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 passwords or passphrases, hoping to finally get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the right one.

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