Mississippi Records a Noticeable Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

There’s no denying of facts — the number of automated hacking attempts in Mississippi has increased in the past two weeks. Data from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have gone up by 8 percent. In contrast, there was a big fall of 23 percent in the whole USA.

In Mississippi, the amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace grew in the 14 days prior as 150 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. Simply put, the automated hacking attempts grew by 8 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Mississippi was 530. It is the 13th highest number of brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

There has been, in comparison, an increase of the amount of automated hacking attempts in Iowa and New Jersey. With 3,100 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the last fortnight, Iowa has seen an increase of 21 percent in comparison with the previous 14 days. In New Jersey, the amount has risen by 6.4 percent to 3,500 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a big drop, but Mississippi sees the opposite. In the course of the last weeks, there have been 23 percent less automated hacking attempts than in the previous 14-day period in the USA. By now, this year there have been 1,700 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. The brute-force attacks have increased by 7.8 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the amount of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 880,000.

The evidence originates from Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves businesses time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to track down and prevent. Syspeace monitors all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers conscientiously. The company is a global pioneer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on brute-force attacks.

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

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that protects businesses from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.