Unprecedented Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Massachusetts, USA

Throughout the previous 14 days, Massachusetts has witnessed how the sum total of brute-force attacks has soared. The brute-force attacks have shot up by 170 percent in the course of the past two weeks, according to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. That’s the greatest increase of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in the USA. In the whole USA, there was a big increase of 52 percent.

Syspeace documented 580 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Massachusetts through the 14 days prior. That means the automated hacking attempts soared by 170 percent. Syspeace blocked 2,200 automated hacking attempts in Massachusetts.

There has been, with similar changes, an escalation of the number of brute-force attacks in Maryland and New Jersey. With 2,100 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the two weeks prior, Maryland has seen a surge of 130 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In New Jersey, the number has shot up by 95 percent to 2,300 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a great increase all around the USA. In other words, Massachusetts is not alone with the problem. In the course of the last weeks there have been 52 percent more automated hacking attempts than during the previous 14 days in the USA. So far, this year there have been 2,200 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. The brute-force attacks have increased by 1.3 percent on a year-to-year comparison. In other words, Syspeace blocked 1,100,000 automated hacking attempts in the USA.

The statistics is collected by Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for enterprises to fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, 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 inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

To keep problems out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that protects enterprises from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.

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