Mississippi Witnesses a Noticeable Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

In the two weeks prior, Mississippi has witnessed how the amount of automated hacking attempts has grew. Statistics from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have climbed up by 19 percent. There was a slight increase of 8.2 percent in the whole USA.

In Mississippi, the sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace went up slightly in the course of the previous 14-day period as 210 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased slightly by 19 percent. The number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Mississippi was 730. In the state’s measured history, this is the 7th highest number of attempted automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period.

There has been, with similar changes, an increase of the number of automated hacking attempts in North Carolina and Maine. With 690 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14-day period, North Carolina has seen a surge of 20 percent in comparison with the two weeks prior. In Maine, the amount has risen by 12 percent to 350 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Mississippi is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight increase all around the USA. There have been 8.2 percent more automated hacking attempts in the USA on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the throughout the past two weeks compared to the previous 14 days. By now, this year there have been 2,100 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. The brute-force attacks have shot up by 11 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, the sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 1,000,000.

The information is collected by Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global innovator 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 passwords or passphrases, hoping to eventually get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the right one.

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that safeguards businesses from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.