Big Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in South Carolina

During the two weeks prior, South Carolina has seen how the number of brute-force attacks has increased greatly. According to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was an increase of 23 percent in brute-force attacks per server. However, there was no change in the sum total of brute-force attacks in the whole USA.

In South Carolina, the number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased greatly through the previous 14-day period as 200 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased greatly by 23 percent. Syspeace blocked 560 automated hacking attempts in South Carolina.

For comparison purposes, there has been a growth of the amount of brute-force attacks in Maine and Nebraska. With 580 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the last fortnight, Maine has recorded an increase of 64 percent compared to the past two weeks. In Nebraska, the amount has increased by 20 percent to 160 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Up until now, this year there have been 2,000 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total 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 information source is Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed information on brute-force attacks 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.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to ultimately get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that shields firms from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.