MarylandSees Second Biggest Growth in Brute-Force Attacks in the USA

Throughout the previous 14-day period, the sum total of brute-force attacks in Maryland surged compared to the previous 14-day period. The automated hacking attempts have risen by 130 percent in the two weeks prior, according to evidence from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. That’s the second largest growth of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in the USA. Overall, in the USA, there was a noticeable growth of 52 percent.

Syspeace registered 2,100 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Maryland in the last fortnight. In other words, the automated hacking attempts increased extremely by 130 percent. The amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Maryland was 24,000. It is the 8th highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

In comparison, Massachusetts and New Jersey have been under increased attacks. With 580 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14 days, Massachusetts has recorded a climb of 170 percent compared to the previous 14-day period. In New Jersey, the sum total has shot up by 95 percent to 2,300 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Maryland is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a great increase all around the USA. There have been 52 percent more automated hacking attempts in the USA on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the through the previous 14 days compared to the previous 14 days. By now, this year there have been 2,200 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. During the same period last year, the amount of automated hacking attempts has gone up by 1.3 percent. That is to say, the sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 1,100,000.

The information is released from 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 information 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.

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of finally guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To keep trouble out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects firms from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.