Brute-Force Attacks Go up Significantly in North Carolina

The number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in North Carolina increased greatly throughout the last fortnight. Evidence from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have climbed up by 26 percent. In contrast, there was no change in the number of brute-force attacks in the whole USA.

The sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased greatly in the previous 14 days in North Carolina as 570 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts increased noticeably by 26 percent. Syspeace blocked 5,700 brute-force attacks in North Carolina.

With similar changes, West Virginia and Nebraska have been under increased attacks. With 6,700 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the two weeks prior, West Virginia has witnessed an escalation of 34 percent compared to the previous 14-day period. In Nebraska, the sum total has climbed up by 22 percent to 110 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

By now, this year there have been 1,900 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have diminished by 9.6 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 920,000.

The statistics is collected by Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed information 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 eventually guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To avoid problems and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields enterprises from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.