Brute-Force Attacks Go up Significantly in Rhode Island

In the past two weeks, the number of automated hacking attempts in Rhode Island went up compared to the two weeks prior. The brute-force attacks have grown by 22 percent through the two weeks prior, according to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. In the whole USA, there was a great increase of 26 percent.

The number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased greatly during the last fortnight in Rhode Island as 120 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. Simply put, the brute-force attacks went up by 22 percent. The number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Rhode Island was 260.

By means of a comparison, Illinois and Alabama have been under increased attacks. With 320 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the last fortnight, Illinois has witnessed an increase of 22 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In Alabama, the sum total has risen by 21 percent to 670 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a noticeable growth, so Rhode Island is not alone with the problem. The automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have grown by 26 percent in the USA in the course of the past two weeks. By now, this year there have been 1,000 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has decreased by 56 percent. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 370,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The statistics originates from Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed statistics on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global trailblazer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

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

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that shields firms from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.