Unprecedented Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts in China, world

The sum total of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in China skyrocketed in the previous 14-day period. The brute-force attacks have increased by 170 percent in the past two weeks, according to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. That’s the greatest rise of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in the world. In the whole world, there was a slight growth of 12 percent.

Syspeace documented 210 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in China through the two weeks prior. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts soared by 170 percent. The number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in China was 250.

For comparison, automated hacking attempts in Brazil and Ireland have shot up. With 580 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the two weeks prior, Brazil has recorded a growth of 90 percent compared to the two weeks prior. In Ireland, the amount has climbed up by 51 percent to 1,100 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

The attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have shown a slight escalation all around the world. In other words, China is not alone with the problem. Throughout the last weeks there have been 12 percent more brute-force attacks than in the course of the previous 14-day period in the world. Up until now, this year there have been 2,200 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. The brute-force attacks have risen by 8.1 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 1,800,000 automated hacking attempts in the world.

The statistics is collected by Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for enterprises to fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for companies, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

An brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of eventually guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

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

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