98 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Minnesota

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Through the last fortnight, the sum total of brute-force attacks in Minnesota escalated compared to the previous 14-day period. According to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was an escalation of 98 percent in brute-force attacks per server. In the whole USA, there was a slight escalation of 8.2 percent.

In Minnesota, the number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers surged in the previous 14 days as 90 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. In other words, the automated hacking attempts increased significantly by 98 percent. That means 240 total the amount of brute-force attacks in the Minnesota in the previous 14-day period were blocked by Syspeace. It is the 4th highest number of brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

There has been, for the sake of comparison, a climb of the amount of brute-force attacks in New Jersey and Maryland. With 450 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14-day period, New Jersey has seen a surge of 99 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Maryland, the number has climbed up by 84 percent to 2,100 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Minnesota is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight escalation all around the USA. The automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have grown by 8.2 percent in the USA throughout the past two weeks. So far, this year there have been 2,100 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of automated hacking attempts has dropped by 11 percent. That means the number of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,000,000.

The information comes from Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed statistics on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global trailblazer 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 passwords or passphrases, hoping to in the end get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the correct one.

To avoid trouble and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects firms from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.

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