Noticeable Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts in Maine

The number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Maine increased slightly during the past two weeks. The automated hacking attempts have grown by 18 percent throughout the 14 days prior, according to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. In contrast, there was a big decline of 22 percent in the whole USA.

In Maine, the amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased in the two weeks prior as 1,700 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased by 18 percent. Syspeace blocked 1,700 automated hacking attempts in Maine. Throughout a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history, this is the 9th highest number of brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

There has been, for comparison, an increase of the number of automated hacking attempts in Michigan and South Carolina. With 740 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the past two weeks, Michigan has witnessed a climb of 18 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In South Carolina, the sum total has risen by 17 percent to 60 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

Maine is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have decreased all around the USA. In the course of the last weeks, there have been 22 percent less automated hacking attempts than through the previous 14-day period in the USA. So far, this year there have been 950 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. That is on the same level as the same period last year. Simply put, the number of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 420,000.

The statistics source is Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed evidence on brute-force attacks 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.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to eventually get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

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


Real Time

Threat Activity Map

Holler Box