In the USA, Georgia Witnesses Third Largest Rise of Brute-Force Attacks

In the course of the previous 14 days, the number of brute-force attacks in Georgia built up compared to the last fortnight. According to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was an escalation of 66 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. That’s the third greatest growth of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in the USA. At the same time, there was a slight decline of 18 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace logged 200 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Georgia in the previous 14-day period. That means the brute-force attacks increased greatly by 66 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Georgia was 220.

Maryland and Illinois have – by way of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 610 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14 days, Maryland has recorded a growth of 100 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In Illinois, the amount has shot up by 55 percent to 150 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight contraction, but Georgia sees the opposite. In the last weeks, there have been 18 percent less brute-force attacks than throughout the last fortnight in the USA. Up until today, this year there have been 780 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has dropped by 67 percent. That is to say, the amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 350,000.

The statistics originates from Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed information 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 in the end 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 shields enterprises from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.