Significant Growth in Brute-Force Attacks in North Carolina

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in North Carolina have built up in the past two weeks. According to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a surge of 74 percent in brute-force attacks per server. Overall, in the USA, there was a slight growth of 5.3 percent.

In North Carolina, the amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased greatly in the last fortnight as 490 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That is to say, the brute-force attacks built up by 74 percent. Syspeace blocked 4,100 brute-force attacks in North Carolina.

There has been, by means of a comparison, a climb of the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Rhode Island and Illinois. With 160 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14 days, Rhode Island has recorded a climb of 77 percent compared to the last fortnight. In Illinois, the amount has grown by 64 percent to 94 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

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

The data is collected by 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 evidence on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global innovator on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of in the end guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries 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.