98 Percent Increase in Automated Hacking Attempts in Hong Kong

During the previous 14 days, Hong Kong has witnessed how the number of brute-force attacks has increased significantly. Data from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have risen by 98 percent. There was a big increase of 23 percent in the whole world.

The sum total of attacks on syspeaces skyrocketed throughout the previous 14 days in Hong Kong as 46 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks escalated by 98 percent. That means 69 total the amount of brute-force attacks in the Hong Kong during the 14 days prior were blocked by Syspeace.

For comparison, Iceland and South Africa have been under increased attacks. With 680 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the past two weeks, Iceland has recorded a growth of 100 percent in comparison with the previous 14 days. In South Africa, the amount has increased by 79 percent to 1,000 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the world, brute-force attacks on syspeaces have shown a noticeable growth, so Hong Kong is not alone with the problem. The automated hacking attempts on syspeaces have shot up by 23 percent in the world during the past two weeks. So far, this year there have been 1,800 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the number of brute-force attacks has shot up by 31 percent. That means the sum total of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,600,000.

The data source is Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves companies time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to find and prevent. Syspeace records all the global Syspeace-secured Windows Servers conscientiously. The company is a global pioneer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed statistics on automated hacking attempts.

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

To keep systems secure and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace provides software that protects businesses from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.