Massachusetts Witnesses a Big Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

Through the previous 14 days, the number of brute-force attacks in Massachusetts increased noticeably compared to the two weeks prior. The automated hacking attempts have climbed up by 66 percent in the course of the past two weeks, according to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. At the same time, there was a big decrease of 25 percent in the whole USA.

In Massachusetts, the sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace built up in the course of the last fortnight as 530 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts increased noticeably by 66 percent. Syspeace blocked 2,500 brute-force attacks in Massachusetts.

With similar changes, there has been an increase of the number of brute-force attacks in Colorado and Indiana. With 1,100 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the 14 days prior, Colorado has seen an increase of 89 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Indiana, the number has risen by 33 percent to 3,400 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Massachusetts is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have decreased all around the USA. The automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have dropped by 25 percent in the USA throughout the previous 14 days. By now, this year there have been 1,200 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of brute-force attacks has diminished by 47 percent. That means the amount of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 500,000.

The data is collected by 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 statistics 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.

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of finally guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To avoid trouble and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that safeguards businesses from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.