Unprecedented Growth in Brute-Force Attacks in Massachusetts, USA

Throughout the two weeks prior, Massachusetts has recorded how the amount of automated hacking attempts has increased extremely. Statistics from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have shot up by 170 percent. In the USA, that’s the greatest rise of brute-force attacks on Windows servers. However, there was no change in the amount of automated hacking attempts in the whole USA.

The number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace skyrocketed through the last fortnight in Massachusetts as 1,300 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks surged by 170 percent. That means 2,200 total the amount of brute-force attacks in the Massachusetts in the previous 14-day period were blocked by Syspeace. In the state’s measured history, this is the 9th highest number of attempted automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period.

For comparison, Connecticut and Georgia have been under increased attacks. With 4,100 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14-day period, Connecticut has witnessed a surge of 110 percent in comparison with the last fortnight. In Georgia, the amount has risen by 110 percent to 740 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have been almost the same, but, as said, Massachusetts has escalating troubles. Up until today, this year there have been 1,900 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has diminished by 9.6 percent. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 920,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

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

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to eventually get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

To keep problems out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects companies from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.