Rhode Island Sees 19 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

Brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Rhode Island have increased during the two weeks prior. According to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a growth of 19 percent in brute-force attacks per server. There was a big increase of 54 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace recorded 340 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Rhode Island during the previous 14 days. That means the automated hacking attempts went up slightly by 19 percent. The sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Rhode Island was 750.

By way of comparison, there has been an increase of the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Texas and Illinois. With 1,500 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the 14 days prior, Texas has witnessed a climb of 26 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In Illinois, the amount has gone up by 16 percent to 240 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown an escalation all around the USA. In other words, Rhode Island is not alone with the problem. During the last weeks there have been 54 percent more automated hacking attempts than in the course of the 14 days prior in the USA. Up until today, 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. In other words, the sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 1,000,000.

The statistics is collected by Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves firms time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to discover and prevent. Syspeace monitors all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace meticulously. The company is a global pioneer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks.

An brute-force attack 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 right one.

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that shields firms from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.