Hong Kong Sees a Big Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts

The sum total of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Hong Kong increased noticeably during the past two weeks. The brute-force attacks have climbed up by 31 percent in the course of the past two weeks, according to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers. In contrast, there was a slight fall of 13 percent in the whole world.

In Hong Kong, the amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace increased noticeably through the 14 days prior as 120 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were documented by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks built up by 31 percent. The sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Hong Kong was 180. It is the 15th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace for a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history of hackers trying to gain access to servers.

With similar changes, automated hacking attempts in Hungary and Lithuania have shot up. With 340 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14 days, Hungary has seen a surge of 38 percent in comparison with the previous 14 days. In Lithuania, the amount has risen by 30 percent to 450 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight drop, but Hong Kong sees the opposite. The brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have dropped by 13 percent in the world throughout the two weeks prior. So far, this year there have been 1,800 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. The brute-force attacks have decreased by 7.8 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, the sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,400,000.

The statistics source is Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for companies 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.

During the brute-force attack, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to in the end get them right. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

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

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