120 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in South Carolina

During the last fortnight, the sum total of brute-force attacks in South Carolina soared compared to the past two weeks. The brute-force attacks have climbed up by 120 percent in the previous 14 days, according to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. In the whole USA, there was a noticeable growth of 48 percent.

The number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers surged through the previous 14-day period in South Carolina as 140 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts soared by 120 percent. The amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in South Carolina was 240.

For a comparison, Maryland and Pennsylvania have been under increased attacks. With 630 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the past two weeks, Maryland has witnessed a rise of 130 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In Pennsylvania, the sum total has gone up by 85 percent to 2,200 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

South Carolina is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a noticeable growth all around the USA. The automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have climbed up by 48 percent in the USA through the 14 days prior. Up until today, this year there have been 1,500 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of automated hacking attempts has diminished by 50 percent. That is to say, the amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 680,000.

The information originates from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for firms to fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of eventually guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that shields enterprises from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.