72 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in Michigan

The amount of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Michigan increased greatly through the 14 days prior. The brute-force attacks have gone up by 72 percent throughout the past two weeks, according to evidence from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. In the whole USA, there was a great increase of 36 percent.

Syspeace documented 620 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Michigan in the previous 14-day period. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts went up by 72 percent. Syspeace blocked 2,500 automated hacking attempts in Michigan.

For the purpose of comparison, there has been a climb of the amount of brute-force attacks in Massachusetts and Connecticut. With 540 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the 14 days prior, Massachusetts has witnessed a surge of 97 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In Connecticut, the number has shot up by 63 percent to 6,200 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

Michigan is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a great increase all around the USA. There have been 36 percent more automated hacking attempts in the USA on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the in the 14 days prior compared to the two weeks prior. By now, this year there have been 1,200 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of automated hacking attempts has remained the same. That is to say, the amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 530,000.

The data comes from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed information on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global trailblazer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to eventually get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

To avoid problems and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that safeguards enterprises from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.