Massachusetts Aghast by Second Biggest Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in the USA

There’s no denying of facts — the sum total of automated hacking attempts in Massachusetts has shot up during the two weeks prior. According to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was an escalation of 120 percent in brute-force attacks per server. In the USA, that’s the second largest rise of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers. However, there was a slight contraction of 4.4 percent in the whole USA.

In Massachusetts, the amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace escalated through the previous 14 days as 430 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. In other words, the automated hacking attempts increased extremely by 120 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Massachusetts was 1,900.

For the purpose of comparison, Oregon and Pennsylvania have been under increased attacks. With 300 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the past two weeks, Oregon has seen a rise of 180 percent in comparison with the two weeks prior. In Pennsylvania, the number has climbed up by 100 percent to 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight fall all around the USA. In other words, Massachusetts is going against the flow. There have been 4.4 percent less automated hacking attempts in the USA on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers in the previous 14-day period compared to the two weeks prior. By now, this year there have been 980 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the USA. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of brute-force attacks has decreased by 55 percent. That means the number of automated hacking attempts in the USA that were blocked by Syspeace was 370,000.

The data is provided by Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves firms time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to find and prevent. Syspeace records all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace conscientiously. The company is a global innovator on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed evidence on brute-force attacks.

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

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