Hong Kong Records a Significant Growth in Brute-Force Attacks

During the last fortnight, Hong Kong has witnessed how the amount of brute-force attacks has increased noticeably. According to information from Syspeace-secured Windows Servers, there was a growth of 24 percent in brute-force attacks per server. There was a great increase of 25 percent in the whole world.

Syspeace logged 33 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers in Hong Kong throughout the last fortnight. That means the automated hacking attempts increased noticeably by 24 percent. The number of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Hong Kong was 33.

By means of a comparison, automated hacking attempts in USA and United Arab Emirates have increased. With 3,000 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the previous 14-day period, USA has seen an increase of 58 percent in comparison with the previous 14-day period. In United Arab Emirates, the sum total has grown by 18 percent to 350 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the world, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown an escalation, so Hong Kong is not alone with the problem. The automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have climbed up by 25 percent in the world through the previous 14-day period. By now, this year there have been 2,200 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. That is on the same level as the same period last year. That means the sum total of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 2,000,000.

The information originates from Syspeace, a company that helps fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace saves firms time, effort, and money by blocking attacks that otherwise take many hours of repetitive, manual labor to detect and prevent. Syspeace tracks all the global Windows servers secured by Syspeace carefully. The company is a global pioneer on the topic since 2012, having collected and analyzed information on automated hacking attempts.

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 inspected to find the right one.

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