Brute-Force Attacks Go up Significantly in Massachusetts

The number of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Massachusetts increased noticeably in the course of the last fortnight. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 22 percent through the last fortnight, according to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. In the whole USA, there was a slight increase of 11 percent.

In Massachusetts, the sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers built up in the course of the two weeks prior as 680 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased noticeably by 22 percent. That means 1,300 total the number of automated hacking attempts in the Massachusetts through the 14 days prior were blocked by Syspeace. In the state’s measured history, this is the 14th highest number of attempted automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period.

For comparison purposes, brute-force attacks in Florida and Nevada have grown. With 2,400 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the past two weeks, Florida has witnessed a rise of 28 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Nevada, the number has shot up by 16 percent to 130 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Massachusetts is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight increase all around the USA. The automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have climbed up by 11 percent in the USA during the past two weeks. Up until today, this year there have been 2,200 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. The brute-force attacks have shot up by 7.5 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 1,100,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The information comes from Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves enterprises time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to find and prevent. Syspeace monitors all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers conscientiously. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of finally guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To avoid trouble and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that safeguards businesses from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.