Unprecedented Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts in South Carolina, USA

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The amount of brute-force attacks on Windows servers in South Carolina shot up in the course of the 14 days prior. The automated hacking attempts have climbed up by 230 percent through the last fortnight, according to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. Such growth in brute-force attacks on Windows servers is unprecedented anywhere else in the USA. Overall, in the USA, there was a big increase of 27 percent.

The number of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace shot up in the past two weeks in South Carolina as 270 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. Simply put, the brute-force attacks shot up by 230 percent. That means 560 total the number of automated hacking attempts in the South Carolina in the previous 14-day period were blocked by Syspeace. In the state’s measured history, this is the 14th highest number of attempted automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period.

There has been, with similar changes, an escalation of the sum total of brute-force attacks in Connecticut and Virginia. With 24,000 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the past two weeks, Connecticut has witnessed a growth of 170 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In Virginia, the number has risen by 83 percent to 580 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 noticeable growth all around the USA. Throughout the last weeks there have been 27 percent more automated hacking attempts than in the course of the two weeks prior in the USA. By now, this year there have been 2,800 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of automated hacking attempts has shot up by 4.2 percent. That means the sum total of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,400,000.

The data source is Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for businesses 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.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of ultimately guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To avoid trouble and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that safeguards firms from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.

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