Unprecedented Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in North Carolina, USA

In North Carolina, the amount of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers soared in the past two weeks in comparison with the previous 14-day period. According to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a surge of 390 percent in brute-force attacks per server. Such growth in automated hacking attempts on Windows servers is unprecedented anywhere else in the USA. Overall, in the USA, there was a slight escalation of 3.1 percent.

The number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers shot up through the previous 14 days in North Carolina as 340 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. In other words, the automated hacking attempts soared by 390 percent. That means 1,100 total the number of brute-force attacks in the North Carolina during the last fortnight were blocked by Syspeace.

There has been, in comparison, an increase of the sum total of brute-force attacks in Minnesota and New Jersey. With 39 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the two weeks prior, Minnesota has witnessed an increase of 82 percent compared to the past two weeks. In New Jersey, the amount has gone up by 34 percent to 82 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight increase, so North Carolina is not alone with the problem. There have been 3.1 percent more automated hacking attempts in the USA on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the in the past two weeks compared to the two weeks prior. So far, 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 number of automated hacking attempts has decreased by 43 percent. That means the number of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 510,000.

The information 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 data on brute-force attacks 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 ultimately guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that safeguards enterprises from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.