Noticeable Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in South Carolina

In South Carolina, the sum total of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers went up slightly during the past two weeks in comparison with the 14 days prior. The brute-force attacks have grown by 17 percent through the two weeks prior, according to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. At the same time, there was a big decrease of 22 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace documented 60 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in South Carolina throughout the 14 days prior. That means the automated hacking attempts grew slightly by 17 percent. That means 110 total the sum total of brute-force attacks in the South Carolina through the previous 14 days were blocked by Syspeace.

By means of a comparison, Maine and Oregon have been under increased attacks. With 1,700 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14 days, Maine has witnessed a surge of 18 percent compared to the past two weeks. In Oregon, the number has gone up by 17 percent to 1,900 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

South Carolina is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have decreased all around the USA. The automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have dropped by 22 percent in the USA in the previous 14-day period. By now, this year there have been 950 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of automated hacking attempts has showed no change. Simply put, the sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 420,000.

The statistics comes from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for firms to fight brute-force attacks. 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.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of finally 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 businesses from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.

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