In the world, Hong Kong Sees unprecedented Automated Hacking Attempts

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Hong Kong have escalated through the last fortnight. According to statistics from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was an increase of 500 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. In the world, that’s the largest rise of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers. At the same time, there was a slight contraction of 19 percent in the whole world.

The sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers shot up throughout the previous 14-day period in Hong Kong as 730 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks skyrocketed by 500 percent. Syspeace blocked 1,600 automated hacking attempts in Hong Kong. It is the 3rd highest number of brute-force attacks 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.

For a comparison, Turkey and Romania have been under increased attacks. With 1,100 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the last fortnight, Turkey has recorded an escalation of 160 percent in comparison with the past two weeks. In Romania, the number has increased by 92 percent to 1,600 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Hong Kong is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have decreased all around the world. In the course of the last weeks, there have been 19 percent less automated hacking attempts than throughout the past two weeks in the world. Up until now, this year there have been 1,400 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the number of automated hacking attempts has decreased by 3.2 percent. In other words, the amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the world was 1,000,000.

The statistics is released from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for companies to fight automated hacking attempts. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on brute-force attacks 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 finally get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

To keep problems out and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that safeguards firms from IT theft, combined with outstanding customer support.

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