North CarolinaRecords Second Largest Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in the USA

In the course of the past two weeks, the amount of brute-force attacks in North Carolina escalated compared to the previous 14-day period. According to information from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a growth of 1,600 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. That’s the second largest increase of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in the USA. However, there was a slight fall of 8.7 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace recorded 5,700 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in North Carolina throughout the two weeks prior. Simply put, the brute-force attacks shot up by 1,600 percent. Syspeace blocked 14,000 brute-force attacks in North Carolina. In the state’s measured history, this is the 2nd highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period.

For the sake of comparison, there has been an escalation of the sum total of brute-force attacks in Nebraska and New Jersey. With 2,100 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the 14 days prior, Nebraska has seen a rise of 2,800 percent in comparison with the last fortnight. In New Jersey, the number has shot up by 110 percent to 180 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight decline, but North Carolina sees the opposite. Throughout the last weeks, there have been 8.7 percent less automated hacking attempts than in the course of the 14 days prior in the USA. Up until now, this year there have been 1,100 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the amount of brute-force attacks has diminished by 43 percent. Simply put, the amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 430,000.

The evidence comes from 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 automated hacking attempts 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 automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many passwords or passphrases, hoping to in the end get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the right one.

To avoid trouble and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that shields companies from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.

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