8.6 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in Rhode Island

In the course of the last fortnight, the amount of automated hacking attempts in Rhode Island increased compared to the previous 14 days. Information from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have risen by 8.6 percent. In the whole USA, there was a great increase of 27 percent.

In Rhode Island, the sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased in the course of the last fortnight as 120 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. Simply put, the automated hacking attempts increased by 8.6 percent. Syspeace blocked 240 automated hacking attempts in Rhode Island.

By means of a comparison, brute-force attacks in Arkansas and Indiana have grown. With 6,900 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14-day period, Arkansas has witnessed a surge of 9 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In Indiana, the number has grown by 8.2 percent to 590 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Rhode Island is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown an escalation all around the USA. Throughout the last weeks there have been 27 percent more brute-force attacks than throughout the last fortnight in the USA. Up until now, this year there have been 2,800 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has risen by 4.2 percent. That means the amount of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,400,000.

The statistics source is Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves companies time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to detect and prevent. Syspeace records all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace conscientiously. The company is a global trailblazer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on automated hacking attempts.

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 systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that safeguards enterprises from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.


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