In Minnesota, the amount of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers surged in the previous 14-day period compared to the past two weeks. The automated hacking attempts have shot up by 82 percent in the previous 14 days, according to evidence from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. In the USA, that’s the second largest rise of brute-force attacks on Windows servers. Overall, in the USA, there was a slight increase of 3.1 percent.

Syspeace documented 39 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Minnesota throughout the last fortnight. That means the brute-force attacks escalated by 82 percent. Syspeace blocked 54 automated hacking attempts in Minnesota.

In comparison, North Carolina and New Jersey have been under increased attacks. With 340 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the past two weeks, North Carolina has seen an increase of 390 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In New Jersey, the amount has grown by 34 percent to 82 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the USA, brute-force attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight growth, so Minnesota is not alone with the problem. There have been 3.1 percent more brute-force attacks in the USA on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the through the previous 14-day period compared to the 14 days prior. So far, this year there have been 1,200 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. The brute-force attacks have dropped by 43 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 510,000 brute-force attacks in the USA.

The information source is Syspeace, a company that helps fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace saves firms time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to find and prevent. Syspeace tracks all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace meticulously. The company is a global trendsetter on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts.

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of eventually guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that protects companies from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.

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