South Carolina Records 55 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in South Carolina have increased greatly during the past two weeks. The automated hacking attempts have risen by 55 percent during the previous 14-day period, according to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. At the same time, there was no change in the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the whole USA.

Syspeace logged 94 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in South Carolina through the previous 14-day period. That means the brute-force attacks built up by 55 percent. Syspeace blocked 170 automated hacking attempts in South Carolina.

Massachusetts and Connecticut have – for comparison purposes – been under increased attacks. With 1,900 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the past two weeks, Massachusetts has recorded a climb of 74 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In Connecticut, the amount has grown by 36 percent to 2,800 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have been almost the same, but, as said, South Carolina has increasing problems. Up until today, this year there have been 950 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. The brute-force attacks have shot up by 67 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, the amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 400,000.

The statistics is provided by Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. 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 scans all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace carefully. The company is a global pioneer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed information on automated hacking attempts.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to in the end get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the right one.

To keep problems out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects firms from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.