Maryland Witnesses a Big Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

Through the last fortnight, Maryland has recorded how the number of brute-force attacks has increased noticeably. According to statistics from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was an escalation of 56 percent in brute-force attacks per server. There was a great increase of 27 percent in the whole USA.

The number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers built up through the past two weeks in Maryland as 3,300 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased noticeably by 56 percent. That means 17,000 total the amount of brute-force attacks in the Maryland during the previous 14 days were blocked by Syspeace. In the state’s measured history, this is the highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period.

There has been, by way of comparison, a rise of the sum total of brute-force attacks in Virginia and Ohio. With 580 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14 days, Virginia has seen a surge of 83 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In Ohio, the amount has risen by 54 percent to 92 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a noticeable growth all around the USA. In other words, Maryland is not alone with the problem. There have been 27 percent more automated hacking attempts in the USA on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the during the previous 14 days compared to the previous 14-day period. So far, this year there have been 2,800 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of automated hacking attempts has shot up by 4.2 percent. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 1,400,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The information is collected by Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves companies time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to track down and prevent. Syspeace records all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace thoroughly. The company is a global innovator on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed evidence on automated hacking attempts.

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 inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

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