Biggest Increase of Brute-Force Attacks in the USA in South Carolina

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In South Carolina, the number of brute-force attacks on Windows servers skyrocketed through the two weeks prior compared to the last fortnight. The brute-force attacks have gone up by 120 percent through the past two weeks, according to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. Such increase in brute-force attacks on Windows servers is unprecedented anywhere else in the USA. There was a slight increase of 15 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace registered 430 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in South Carolina through the two weeks prior. That means the automated hacking attempts surged by 120 percent. That means 1,200 total the sum total of brute-force attacks in the South Carolina during the past two weeks were blocked by Syspeace. In the state’s measured history, this is the 15th highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period.

For comparison purposes, Utah and New Jersey have been under increased attacks. With 720 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the 14 days prior, Utah has witnessed a surge of 110 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In New Jersey, the amount has gone up by 100 percent to 340 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

South Carolina is not alone. The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight increase all around the USA. There have been 15 percent more automated hacking attempts in the USA on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the throughout the 14 days prior compared to the past two weeks. Up until today, this year there have been 1,600 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. The brute-force attacks have climbed up by 4.6 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the amount of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 770,000.

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

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

To avoid problems and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects businesses from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.

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