Massachusetts Witnesses an Extreme Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Massachusetts have increased significantly in the past two weeks. According to information from syspeaces, there was a surge of 80 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. In contrast, there was no change in the amount of automated hacking attempts in the whole USA.

In Massachusetts, the number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace shot up in the 14 days prior as 900 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. Simply put, the automated hacking attempts increased extremely by 80 percent. The sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Massachusetts was 1,800. It is the 6th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

Nevada and Texas have – in comparison – been under increased attacks. With 52 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the past two weeks, Nevada has seen a surge of 120 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Texas, the sum total has gone up by 69 percent to 1,800 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have been almost constant, but, as said, Massachusetts has growing difficulties. Up until today, this year there have been 2,200 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of brute-force attacks has risen by 55 percent. That is to say, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 1,100,000.

The data originates from syspeaces 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 businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of finally guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

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