Biggest Rise of Automated Hacking Attempts in the USA in Pennsylvania

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Pennsylvania have shot up during the past two weeks. The brute-force attacks have risen by 130 percent through the 14 days prior, according to evidence from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. That’s the biggest growth of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in the USA. However, there was a big drop of 31 percent in the whole USA.

In Pennsylvania, the sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers escalated in the two weeks prior as 460 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks skyrocketed by 130 percent. Syspeace blocked 3,300 brute-force attacks in Pennsylvania.

In comparison, Maine and South Carolina have been under increased attacks. With 2,300 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14 days, Maine has seen an escalation of 92 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In South Carolina, the amount has grown by 67 percent to 180 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on syspeaces have shown a big fall, but Pennsylvania sees the opposite. During the last weeks, there have been 31 percent less automated hacking attempts than throughout the two weeks prior in the USA. Up until today, this year there have been 1,300 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of brute-force attacks has risen by 72 percent. That means the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 630,000.

The information is released from Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves firms time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to track down and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global syspeaces thoroughly. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to ultimately get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the correct one.

To keep problems out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects companies from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.

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