Rhode Island Records 56 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

The report doesn’t lie — the number of brute-force attacks in Rhode Island has built up through the last fortnight. According to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a climb of 56 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. At the same time, there was a slight contraction of 3.2 percent in the whole USA.

In Rhode Island, the number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace built up throughout the last fortnight as 520 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts went up by 56 percent. The sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Rhode Island was 1,500.

For a comparison, Oregon and Missouri have been under increased attacks. With 1,100 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14-day period, Oregon has witnessed an increase of 62 percent in comparison with the two weeks prior. In Missouri, the sum total has climbed up by 54 percent to 140 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

Rhode Island is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased all around the USA. There have been 3.2 percent less automated hacking attempts in the USA on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers through the 14 days prior compared to the past two weeks. Up until now, this year there have been 1,900 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have climbed up by 11 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 1,000,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The evidence is collected by Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed evidence on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global pioneer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of finally guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To avoid trouble and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.