Minnesota Records a Big Growth in Brute-Force Attacks

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Through the last fortnight, Minnesota has seen how the amount of automated hacking attempts has increased greatly. According to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a surge of 38 percent in brute-force attacks per server. At the same time, there was a big decrease of 24 percent in the whole USA.

In Minnesota, the sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace went up through the last fortnight as 57 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. In other words, the brute-force attacks increased noticeably by 38 percent. The sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Minnesota was 100. In the state’s measured history, this is the 6th highest number of attempted automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period.

For comparison purposes, there has been an increase of the sum total of brute-force attacks in Iowa and North Carolina. With 1,400 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14 days, Iowa has seen a surge of 41 percent compared to the past two weeks. In North Carolina, the number has gone up by 20 percent to 620 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a big fall all around the USA. Simply put, Minnesota is going against the flow. Throughout the last weeks, there have been 24 percent less automated hacking attempts than through the 14 days prior in the USA. By now, this year there have been 1,300 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. The brute-force attacks have shot up by 21 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, the sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 670,000.

The evidence is provided by Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for firms to fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

An brute-force attack 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 trouble out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects enterprises from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.


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