Nebraska Sees 22 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

During the previous 14 days, the amount of brute-force attacks in Nebraska increased noticeably compared to the last fortnight. According to data from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a surge of 22 percent in brute-force attacks per server. However, there was a big decrease of 53 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace recorded 670 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Nebraska through the last fortnight. That means the automated hacking attempts went up by 22 percent. The number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Nebraska was 2,600. In the state’s measured history, this is the 6th highest number of attempted automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period.

With similar changes, South Carolina and New Jersey have been under increased attacks. With 240 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the past two weeks, South Carolina has witnessed a climb of 120 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In New Jersey, the amount has shot up by 7.7 percent to 2,700 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a big drop all around the USA. In other words, Nebraska is going against the flow. There have been 53 percent less automated hacking attempts in the USA on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the course of the previous 14 days compared to the previous 14 days. By now, this year there have been 890 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. In the same period last year, the sum total of automated hacking attempts has gone up by 3.6 percent. Simply put, the number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 410,000.

The data source is Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for companies to fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, 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 brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to ultimately get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

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

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