Extreme Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Massachusetts

The sum total of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Massachusetts increased extremely during the two weeks prior. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 97 percent in the course of the past two weeks, according to statistics from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. In the whole USA, there was a big increase of 36 percent.

The sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers surged throughout the past two weeks in Massachusetts as 540 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. In other words, the automated hacking attempts soared by 97 percent. That means 1,500 total the amount of brute-force attacks in the Massachusetts through the 14 days prior were blocked by Syspeace.

By way of comparison, brute-force attacks in New York and Michigan have risen. With 5,500 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the 14 days prior, New York has seen a rise of 120 percent in comparison with the last fortnight. In Michigan, the amount has shot up by 72 percent to 620 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Massachusetts is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown an escalation all around the USA. During the last weeks there have been 36 percent more brute-force attacks than through the past two weeks in the USA. By now, this year there have been 1,200 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. During the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has remained the same. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 530,000 automated hacking attempts in the USA.

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 automated hacking attempts 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 avoid trouble and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.