Biggest Increase of Brute-Force Attacks in the USA in Minnesota

Minneapolis at night.

The sum total of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Minnesota increased significantly during the past two weeks. The brute-force attacks have increased by 760 percent in the course of the two weeks prior, according to evidence from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. Such increase in automated hacking attempts on Windows servers is unprecedented anywhere else in the USA. However, there was a big drop of 39 percent in the whole USA.

In Minnesota, the sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers skyrocketed during the previous 14-day period as 220 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the automated hacking attempts skyrocketed by 760 percent. The sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Minnesota was 340. In the state’s measured history, this is the 2nd highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period.

There has been, for the sake of comparison, an escalation of the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Nebraska and Iowa. With 75 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14-day period, Nebraska has seen a climb of 190 percent in comparison with the previous 14 days. In Iowa, the number has risen by 190 percent to 3,300 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Minnesota is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased all around the USA. In the last weeks, there have been 39 percent less brute-force attacks than in the two weeks prior in the USA. Up until today, this year there have been 1,700 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 dropped by 2.6 percent. Simply put, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 900,000.

The evidence comes from Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves companies time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to find and prevent. Syspeace monitors all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace conscientiously. The company is a global pioneer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed evidence on automated hacking attempts.

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

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that protects enterprises from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.

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