Maryland Sees 130 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

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Brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Maryland have shot up through the two weeks prior. Information from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have gone up by 130 percent. Overall, in the USA, there was a big increase of 54 percent.

In Maryland, the number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace skyrocketed in the two weeks prior as 2,200 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. Simply put, the automated hacking attempts skyrocketed by 130 percent. That means 53,000 total the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the Maryland during the previous 14-day period were blocked by Syspeace. In the state’s measured history, this is the 4th highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period.

By means of a comparison, brute-force attacks in Michigan and Kentucky have shot up. With 770 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the two weeks prior, Michigan has witnessed an escalation of 140 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In Kentucky, the amount has increased by 120 percent to 170 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown an escalation all around the USA. That is to say, Maryland is not alone with the problem. There have been 54 percent more automated hacking attempts in the USA on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the during the last fortnight compared to the 14 days prior. By now, this year there have been 2,300 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. The brute-force attacks have climbed up by 51 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, the sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 1,200,000.

The data source is Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves businesses time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to discover and prevent. Syspeace records all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers conscientiously. The company is a global pioneer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on brute-force attacks.

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of ultimately 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 safeguards firms from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.

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