Third Biggest Growth of Automated Hacking Attempts in the USA in Alabama

The number is clear — the number of automated hacking attempts in Alabama has built up throughout the past two weeks. The brute-force attacks have shot up by 25 percent in the previous 14-day period, according to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace. In the USA, that’s the third biggest rise of brute-force attacks on Windows servers. There was a slight increase of 12 percent in the whole USA.

Syspeace registered 940 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Alabama throughout the 14 days prior. That means the automated hacking attempts went up by 25 percent. Syspeace blocked 3,400 brute-force attacks in Alabama.

With similar changes, Connecticut and California have been under increased attacks. With 18,000 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14-day period, Connecticut has witnessed a surge of 99 percent in comparison with the two weeks prior. In California, the sum total has increased by 24 percent to 910 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server.

All around the USA, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight growth, so Alabama is not alone with the problem. In the course of the last weeks there have been 12 percent more brute-force attacks than during the previous 14 days in the USA. Up until today, this year there have been 1,000 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. The brute-force attacks have dropped by 44 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the number of brute-force attacks in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 370,000.

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

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to in the end get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

To keep trouble out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that shields enterprises from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.

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