Maine Aghast by Third Biggest Rise in Brute-Force Attacks in the USA

Through the previous 14-day period, the number of automated hacking attempts in Maine increased noticeably compared to the two weeks prior. According to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was an escalation of 68 percent in brute-force attacks per server. In the USA, that’s the third greatest rise of brute-force attacks on Windows servers. At the same time, there was no change in the number of brute-force attacks in the whole USA.

The number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased greatly through the last fortnight in Maine as 630 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts went up by 68 percent. That means 630 total the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the Maine through the past two weeks were blocked by Syspeace.

Ohio and Arizona have – for comparison – been under increased attacks. With 520 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14 days, Ohio has seen a growth of 100 percent compared to the previous 14-day period. In Arizona, the sum total has increased by 47 percent to 310 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have been unchanged, but, as said, Maine has increasing problems. By now, this year there have been 900 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has climbed up by 2.9 percent. That means the sum total of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 370,000.

The data is collected by Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves businesses time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to track down and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers conscientiously. The company is a global trendsetter on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed information on brute-force attacks.

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 right one.

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