North Carolina Aghast by Third Greatest Growth in Brute-Force Attacks in the USA

The report doesn’t lie — the amount of automated hacking attempts in North Carolina has soared throughout the two weeks prior. Data from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have risen by 120 percent. That’s the third largest increase of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in the USA. In contrast, there was no change in the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the whole USA.

In North Carolina, the sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers soared throughout the previous 14 days as 2,100 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. Simply put, the brute-force attacks skyrocketed by 120 percent. Syspeace blocked 6,900 automated hacking attempts in North Carolina. It is the 6th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period in the state’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

For the sake of comparison, automated hacking attempts in Delaware and Kentucky have climbed up. With 89 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14-day period, Delaware has witnessed a surge of 120 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Kentucky, the number has gone up by 110 percent to 110 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

So far, this year there have been 810 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of brute-force attacks has dropped by 52 percent. In other words, the number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 320,000.

The information is released from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed statistics on brute-force attacks 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 brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to eventually get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

To avoid trouble and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that safeguards enterprises from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.

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