32 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Hong Kong

The number of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Hong Kong increased noticeably during the 14 days prior. According to statistics from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was an escalation of 32 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. However, there was no change in the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the whole world.

Syspeace logged 99 brute-force attacks per Windows servers in Hong Kong through the two weeks prior. In other words, the brute-force attacks went up by 32 percent. That means 130 total the number of automated hacking attempts in the Hong Kong through the last fortnight were blocked by Syspeace.

With similar changes, Uruguay and Switzerland have been under increased attacks. With 140 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the past two weeks, Uruguay has seen an escalation of 37 percent compared to the past two weeks. In Switzerland, the number has gone up by 29 percent to 760 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

By now, this year there have been 2,200 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has climbed up by 9.8 percent. In other words, the amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the world was 2,000,000.

The data comes from Syspeace, a service provider that fights automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed statistics on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global trailblazer 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 passwords or passphrases, hoping to finally get them right. Each and every possible password and passphrase is systematically checked to find the correct one.

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


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