43 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in South Carolina

Throughout the previous 14 days, the sum total of automated hacking attempts in South Carolina increased noticeably compared to the last fortnight. The automated hacking attempts have gone up by 43 percent in the previous 14-day period, according to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. There was a big increase of 54 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace registered 170 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in South Carolina through the past two weeks. That means the automated hacking attempts increased noticeably by 43 percent. Syspeace blocked 510 brute-force attacks in South Carolina.

For comparison, brute-force attacks in Arizona and Georgia have risen. With 870 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14-day period, Arizona has witnessed a growth of 45 percent in comparison with the last fortnight. In Georgia, the sum total has risen by 40 percent to 320 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown an escalation all around the USA. In other words, South Carolina is not alone with the problem. Throughout the last weeks there have been 54 percent more automated hacking attempts than in the two weeks prior in the USA. So far, this year there have been 2,000 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have dropped by 15 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, the sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 1,000,000.

The information originates from Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves businesses time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to detect and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace meticulously. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed evidence on brute-force attacks.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to ultimately get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the right one.

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that protects businesses from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.