Minnesota Aghast by Second Biggest Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts in the USA

The number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Minnesota surged during the past two weeks. The automated hacking attempts have grown by 140 percent through the last fortnight, according to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. In the USA, that’s the second biggest rise of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers. Overall, in the USA, there was a slight growth of 19 percent.

Syspeace registered 31 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Minnesota in the 14 days prior. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts increased significantly by 140 percent. Syspeace blocked 47 brute-force attacks in Minnesota.

Arizona and Nebraska have – for comparison purposes – been under increased attacks. With 76,000 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the past two weeks, Arizona has witnessed a surge of 11,000 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Nebraska, the amount has grown by 70 percent to 670 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Minnesota is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight increase all around the USA. In the course of the last weeks there have been 19 percent more automated hacking attempts than throughout the previous 14 days in the USA. By now, this year there have been 4,500 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 grown by 11 percent. That means the number of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 2,100,000.

The evidence originates from Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves firms time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to track down and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers thoroughly. The company is a global innovator on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed information on automated hacking attempts.

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 avoid problems and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects enterprises from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.