In the USA, South Carolina Records Third Greatest Growth of Automated Hacking Attempts

There’s no denying of facts — the amount of automated hacking attempts in South Carolina has shot up in the past two weeks. Evidence from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have increased by 190 percent. That’s the third biggest increase of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in the USA. Overall, in the USA, there was a slight escalation of 5.3 percent.

In South Carolina, the sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace escalated in the 14 days prior as 200 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts increased significantly by 190 percent. That means 480 total the number of brute-force attacks in the South Carolina during the previous 14-day period were blocked by Syspeace.

For comparison, there has been an escalation of the number of automated hacking attempts in Nebraska and Oregon. With 1,300 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the last fortnight, Nebraska has witnessed a climb of 200 percent in comparison with the past two weeks. In Oregon, the number has increased by 110 percent to 270 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

South Carolina is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight increase all around the USA. During the last weeks there have been 5.3 percent more brute-force attacks than in the course of the previous 14 days in the USA. Up until today, this year there have been 1,400 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. In the course of the same period last year, the sum total of brute-force attacks has gone up by 5.1 percent. In other words, the sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 710,000.

The evidence is collected by Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed information on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global trendsetter 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 correct one.

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that shields companies from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.