North Carolina Records a Steep Increase of Brute-Force Attacks

In North Carolina, the number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers escalated during the last fortnight compared to the last fortnight. According to evidence from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a climb of 78 percent in brute-force attacks per server. In the whole USA, there was a noticeable growth of 24 percent.

Syspeace documented 900 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in North Carolina through the last fortnight. That is to say, the brute-force attacks shot up by 78 percent. The amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in North Carolina was 13,000.

Utah and Michigan have – by way of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 12,000 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the two weeks prior, Utah has recorded an escalation of 80 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Michigan, the number has gone up by 60 percent to 740 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a noticeable growth, so North Carolina is not alone with the problem. Throughout the last weeks there have been 24 percent more automated hacking attempts than through the past two weeks in the USA. Up until now, this year there have been 2,800 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 34 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,400,000.

The statistics is provided by 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 companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks 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 eventually guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries 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.