North Carolina Sees 17 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

In the course of the past two weeks, the amount of automated hacking attempts in North Carolina increased compared to the last fortnight. According to data from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a growth of 17 percent in brute-force attacks per server. However, there was no change in the amount of brute-force attacks in the whole USA.

The amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace grew slightly in the course of the previous 14-day period in North Carolina as 260 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts increased slightly by 17 percent. That means 2,700 total the number of automated hacking attempts in the North Carolina through the last fortnight were blocked by Syspeace.

With similar changes, brute-force attacks in Pennsylvania and Alabama have increased. With 1,300 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the two weeks prior, Pennsylvania has recorded an escalation of 17 percent in comparison with the previous 14 days. In Alabama, the number has shot up by 13 percent to 730 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Up until now, this year there have been 950 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has decreased by 67 percent. In other words, Syspeace blocked 400,000 automated hacking attempts in the USA.

The evidence source is Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed evidence on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global pioneer 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 passwords or passphrases, hoping to eventually get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the right one.

To avoid trouble and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that safeguards enterprises from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.