Florida Witnesses 140 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

The sum total of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Florida soared in the course of the previous 14-day period. Information from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have increased by 140 percent. In the whole USA, there was a great increase of 48 percent.

Syspeace recorded 2,700 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Florida in the course of the previous 14-day period. Simply put, the brute-force attacks skyrocketed by 140 percent. Syspeace blocked 47,000 brute-force attacks in Florida. In the state’s measured history, this is the 13th highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server for a single 14-day period.

Alabama and Maryland have – by way of comparison – been under increased attacks. With 3,400 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the 14 days prior, Alabama has witnessed a growth of 160 percent compared to the past two weeks. In Maryland, the amount has gone up by 130 percent to 630 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a noticeable growth, so Florida is not alone with the problem. During the last weeks there have been 48 percent more brute-force attacks than during the last fortnight in the USA. Up until today, this year there have been 1,500 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have grown by 50 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, Syspeace blocked 680,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The evidence is collected by Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves companies time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to detect and prevent. Syspeace scans all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace thoroughly. The company is a global trendsetter on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed evidence on brute-force attacks.

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 inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

To avoid problems and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that shields enterprises from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.

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