Maryland Records a Big Growth in Brute-Force Attacks

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Maryland have increased noticeably in the 14 days prior. According to evidence from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a climb of 48 percent in brute-force attacks per server. Overall, in the USA, there was a slight increase of 15 percent.

Syspeace recorded 750 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Maryland through the last fortnight. In other words, the brute-force attacks went up by 48 percent. The number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Maryland was 14,000.

For a comparison, there has been an increase of the number of automated hacking attempts in Mississippi and Oregon. With 400 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14-day period, Mississippi has seen an increase of 59 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In Oregon, the number has risen by 45 percent to 390 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight increase all around the USA. That is to say, Maryland is not alone with the problem. In the last weeks there have been 15 percent more brute-force attacks than during the past two weeks in the USA. Up until today, this year there have been 1,600 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 4.6 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the number of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 770,000.

The information is collected by Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for companies to fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to ultimately get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically inspected to find the correct one.

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