North Carolina Records 12 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

In the course of the 14 days prior, the number of brute-force attacks in North Carolina grew slightly compared to the last fortnight. Data from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have increased by 12 percent. Overall, in the USA, there was a slight increase of 11 percent.

In North Carolina, the sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased slightly in the two weeks prior as 660 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts grew by 12 percent. That means 7,400 total the number of brute-force attacks in the North Carolina during the previous 14-day period were blocked by Syspeace.

There has been, for the purpose of comparison, a climb of the sum total of brute-force attacks in California and Illinois. With 2,000 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the 14 days prior, California has seen an increase of 16 percent in comparison with the two weeks prior. In Illinois, the number has gone up by 11 percent to 85 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight growth all around the USA. Simply put, North Carolina is not alone with the problem. In the course of the last weeks there have been 11 percent more automated hacking attempts than throughout the last fortnight in the USA. So far, this year there have been 2,200 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has declined by 7.5 percent. That means the amount of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,100,000.

The data originates from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed statistics on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global trailblazer 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 finally get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

To keep problems out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that safeguards companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.