Second Largest Increase of Brute-Force Attacks in the USA in Minnesota

Through the two weeks prior, Minnesota has witnessed how the number of automated hacking attempts has shot up. According to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a growth of 450 percent in brute-force attacks per server. In the USA, that’s the second greatest rise of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers. Overall, in the USA, there was a big increase of 33 percent.

In Minnesota, the sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace shot up in the two weeks prior as 660 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts skyrocketed by 450 percent. Syspeace blocked 1,600 automated hacking attempts in Minnesota. During a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history, this is the 2nd highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

In comparison, Indiana and Kentucky have been under increased attacks. With 1,700 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the 14 days prior, Indiana has seen an escalation of 620 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In Kentucky, the amount has increased by 230 percent to 390 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

Minnesota is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a big increase all around the USA. In the course of the last weeks there have been 33 percent more brute-force attacks than throughout the two weeks prior in the USA. Up until now, this year there have been 1,000 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have decreased by 59 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, the amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 340,000.

The data comes from Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves enterprises time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to detect and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers thoroughly. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed evidence on brute-force attacks.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to ultimately get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the right one.

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