31 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in Hong Kong

The data is out — the amount of brute-force attacks in Hong Kong has increased greatly throughout the last fortnight. The automated hacking attempts have risen by 31 percent during the previous 14-day period, according to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. In the whole world, there was a big increase of 20 percent.

The amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace went up throughout the previous 14 days in Hong Kong as 32 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. Simply put, the automated hacking attempts went up by 31 percent. The sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Hong Kong was 50.

In comparison, Argentina and United States of America have been under increased attacks. With 210 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server the two weeks prior, Argentina has witnessed a surge of 38 percent in comparison with the last fortnight. In United States of America, the amount has grown by 29 percent to 2,600 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Hong Kong is not alone. The attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a big increase all around the world. There have been 20 percent more automated hacking attempts in the world on Windows servers secured by Syspeace in the during the two weeks prior compared to the last fortnight. So far, this year there have been 1,900 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. During the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has risen by 25 percent. That means the number of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,600,000.

The evidence 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 statistics on automated hacking attempts 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.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to finally get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that shields businesses from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.

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