Slight Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts in Massachusetts

The sum total of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Massachusetts increased slightly during the last fortnight. Evidence from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have increased by 8.3 percent. At the same time, there was a big decline of 61 percent in the whole USA.

The number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace grew throughout the past two weeks in Massachusetts as 190 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks grew slightly by 8.3 percent. That means 400 total the number of brute-force attacks in the Massachusetts through the previous 14-day period were blocked by Syspeace.

With similar changes, there has been an escalation of the number of automated hacking attempts in Maryland and Kentucky. With 1,300 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the past two weeks, Maryland has seen an escalation of 9.5 percent in comparison with the past two weeks. In Kentucky, the amount has risen by 3.1 percent to 50 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Massachusetts 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 course of the last weeks, there have been 61 percent less automated hacking attempts than throughout the two weeks prior in the USA. 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 gone up by 10 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, the sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 850,000.

The statistics originates from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed statistics on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global pioneer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of eventually guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

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


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