Significant Growth in Brute-Force Attacks in Maryland

During the two weeks prior, Maryland has witnessed how the amount of automated hacking attempts has increased noticeably. Information from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have climbed up by 36 percent. Overall, in the USA, there was a big increase of 36 percent.

The number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers built up through the past two weeks in Maryland as 500 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts increased greatly by 36 percent. That means 660 total the sum total of brute-force attacks in the Maryland in the previous 14 days were blocked by Syspeace.

There has been, for comparison purposes, a surge of the sum total of automated hacking attempts in West Virginia and Virginia. With 2,300 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14 days, West Virginia has witnessed a rise of 46 percent compared to the past two weeks. In Virginia, the amount has risen by 23 percent to 400 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a big increase all around the USA. In other words, Maryland is not alone with the problem. There have been 36 percent more automated hacking attempts in the USA on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the in the course of the past two weeks compared to the previous 14 days. By now, this year there have been 1,200 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. In the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has remained the same. That means the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 530,000.

The data source is Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed information on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global pioneer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

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

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that safeguards businesses from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.


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