Brute-Force Attacks Go up Significantly in Maine

The number of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Maine increased greatly through the last fortnight. The automated hacking attempts have climbed up by 24 percent during the two weeks prior, according to statistics from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. In contrast, there was a big fall of 39 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace recorded 2,600 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Maine through the two weeks prior. That means the automated hacking attempts built up by 24 percent. That means 2,600 total the amount of brute-force attacks in the Maine through the previous 14 days were blocked by Syspeace. In the state’s measured history, this is the highest number of attempted automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period.

For a comparison, Kentucky and South Carolina have been under increased attacks. With 510 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the past two weeks, Kentucky has witnessed an escalation of 32 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In South Carolina, the number has increased by 9.2 percent to 180 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

Maine is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have decreased all around the USA. During the last weeks, there have been 39 percent less brute-force attacks than in the course of the previous 14-day period in the USA. So far, this year there have been 1,700 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of automated hacking attempts has diminished by 2.6 percent. That means the number of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 900,000.

The statistics originates from Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for firms to fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, 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 automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to eventually get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected 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.