Big Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts in Maryland

The data is out — the number of automated hacking attempts in Maryland has built up through the past two weeks. The brute-force attacks have increased by 24 percent throughout the previous 14 days, according to data from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. In contrast, there was a slight drop of 11 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace documented 940 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Maryland throughout the past two weeks. That means the brute-force attacks built up by 24 percent. That means 17,000 total the amount of brute-force attacks in the Maryland in the course of the 14 days prior were blocked by Syspeace.

There has been, for a comparison, a surge of the sum total of brute-force attacks in Oregon and Washington. With 530 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the 14 days prior, Oregon has recorded an increase of 34 percent in comparison with the past two weeks. In Washington, the sum total has increased by 24 percent to 6,300 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight drop all around the USA. In other words, Maryland is going against the flow. In the course of the last weeks, there have been 11 percent less automated hacking attempts than during the past two weeks in the USA. By now, this year there have been 1,500 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of automated hacking attempts has remained unchanged. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 750,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The information comes from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed evidence on brute-force attacks 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 in the end get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

To avoid trouble and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that shields companies from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.