Maine Records 12 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

During the previous 14 days, Maine has seen how the number of brute-force attacks has increased slightly. According to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was an increase of 12 percent in brute-force attacks per server. There was a slight escalation of 8.2 percent in the whole USA.

The amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased in the course of the two weeks prior in Maine as 350 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That is to say, the brute-force attacks grew slightly by 12 percent. The number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Maine was 350.

For the purpose of comparison, there has been an escalation of the number of automated hacking attempts in Mississippi and Michigan. With 210 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14-day period, Mississippi has seen a climb of 19 percent in comparison with the past two weeks. In Michigan, the amount has climbed up by 12 percent to 480 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight escalation all around the USA. That is to say, Maine is not alone with the problem. The automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have gone up by 8.2 percent in the USA in the last fortnight. By now, this year there have been 2,100 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has diminished by 11 percent. Simply put, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 1,000,000.

The data originates from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for companies to fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

An brute-force attack 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 automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects enterprises from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.