Alabama Sees a Significant Growth in Brute-Force Attacks

Brute-force attacks on Windows servers in Alabama have increased noticeably throughout the 14 days prior. Statistics from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have shot up by 59 percent. There was a big increase of 24 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace documented 28,000 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Alabama throughout the past two weeks. That means the automated hacking attempts increased noticeably by 59 percent. The number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Alabama was 110,000. During a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history, this is the highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

Michigan and Texas have – for a comparison – been under increased attacks. With 740 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the last fortnight, Michigan has recorded an escalation of 60 percent compared to the last fortnight. In Texas, the sum total has shot up by 53 percent to 2,800 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a big increase all around the USA. Simply put, Alabama is not alone with the problem. Throughout the last weeks there have been 24 percent more brute-force attacks than in the course of the last fortnight in the USA. Up until today, this year there have been 2,800 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. In the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has gone up by 34 percent. In other words, the amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 1,400,000.

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

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to in the end get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

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

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