Third Biggest Increase of Brute-Force Attacks in the USA in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, the number of brute-force attacks on Windows servers increased noticeably in the course of the past two weeks in comparison with the two weeks prior. The brute-force attacks have risen by 74 percent in the course of the two weeks prior, according to data from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. In the USA, that’s the third largest rise of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers. However, there was no change in the number of brute-force attacks in the whole USA.

In Massachusetts, the amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased noticeably in the previous 14 days as 1,900 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks built up by 74 percent. That means 7,700 total the amount of brute-force attacks in the Massachusetts in the past two weeks were blocked by Syspeace. In the state’s measured history, this is the 4th highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period.

By means of a comparison, automated hacking attempts in Kentucky and South Carolina have grown. With 79 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14-day period, Kentucky has recorded a climb of 130 percent compared to the past two weeks. In South Carolina, the amount has shot up by 55 percent to 94 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server.

Up until now, this year there have been 950 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have grown by 67 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That is to say, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 400,000.

The information 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 automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, 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 brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of eventually guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

To keep problems out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that safeguards companies from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.

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