Hong Kong Sees a Big Growth in Automated Hacking Attempts

The report doesn’t lie — the amount of brute-force attacks in Hong Kong has increased noticeably in the last fortnight. Information from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have gone up by 35 percent. In contrast, there was a slight contraction of 3 percent in the whole world.

The amount of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers built up in the course of the past two weeks in Hong Kong as 83 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks increased greatly by 35 percent. The amount of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Hong Kong was 120.

For comparison purposes, there has been an increase of the number of brute-force attacks in Spain and Czech Republic. With 530 blocked brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace the previous 14-day period, Spain has seen a surge of 42 percent in comparison with the previous 14 days. In Czech Republic, the amount has increased by 9 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 drop all around the world. That is to say, Hong Kong is going against the flow. The automated hacking attempts on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have dropped by 3 percent in the world through the 14 days prior. So far, this year there have been 1,700 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. The brute-force attacks have dropped by 5.9 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the number of automated hacking attempts in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,500,000.

The data source is Windows servers secured by Syspeace 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 businesses, 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 automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of ultimately guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To avoid problems and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that safeguards companies from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.