Massachusetts Sees a Big Growth in Brute-Force Attacks

Throughout the past two weeks, Massachusetts has witnessed how the number of automated hacking attempts has increased greatly. Evidence from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have gone up by 68 percent. In contrast, there was a slight decline of 16 percent in the whole USA.

In Massachusetts, the amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers increased noticeably throughout the 14 days prior as 210 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. Simply put, the automated hacking attempts increased greatly by 68 percent. The number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Massachusetts was 610.

Iowa and Rhode Island have – for comparison purposes – been under increased attacks. With 1,400 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14-day period, Iowa has witnessed an escalation of 70 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In Rhode Island, the amount has shot up by 44 percent to 130 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight contraction all around the USA. In other words, Massachusetts is going against the flow. There have been 16 percent less brute-force attacks in the USA on Windows servers secured by Syspeace throughout the previous 14 days compared to the two weeks prior. So far, this year there have been 910 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has diminished by 44 percent. That means the number of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 370,000.

The statistics is collected by Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for enterprises, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed evidence on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global trendsetter on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of ultimately 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 shields enterprises from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.

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