9.5 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Maryland

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During the previous 14-day period, the number of brute-force attacks in Maryland increased slightly compared to the previous 14-day period. Information from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have climbed up by 9.5 percent. In contrast, there was a big decrease of 61 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace registered 1,300 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Maryland through the past two weeks. That means the brute-force attacks went up slightly by 9.5 percent. Syspeace blocked 12,000 brute-force attacks in Maryland.

For comparison purposes, automated hacking attempts in West Virginia and Massachusetts have climbed up. With 5,500 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the two weeks prior, West Virginia has seen an increase of 10 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Massachusetts, the sum total has grown by 8.3 percent to 190 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Maryland is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased all around the USA. The brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have diminished by 61 percent in the USA through the last fortnight. Up until now, this year there have been 1,700 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have climbed up by 10 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, Syspeace blocked 850,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

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

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 inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To keep trouble out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects firms from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.

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