Brute-Force Attacks Go up Significantly in Hong Kong

In the course of the last fortnight, Hong Kong has witnessed how the number of brute-force attacks has went up. According to statistics from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a surge of 26 percent in brute-force attacks per server. In contrast, there was a big decline of 30 percent in the whole world.

The sum total of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers built up in the previous 14-day period in Hong Kong as 22 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That means the brute-force attacks went up by 26 percent. That means 31 total the amount of brute-force attacks in the Hong Kong throughout the previous 14-day period were blocked by Syspeace.

For the purpose of comparison, brute-force attacks in Mexico and Poland have gone up. With 350 blocked automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the previous 14-day period, Mexico has recorded an increase of 44 percent in comparison with the two weeks prior. In Poland, the amount has risen by 22 percent to 170 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the world, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a big decrease, but Hong Kong sees the opposite. Throughout the last weeks, there have been 30 percent less brute-force attacks than through the past two weeks in the world. By now, this year there have been 1,800 brute-force attacks per Windows server secured by Syspeace in the world. Compared to the same period last year, the sum total of automated hacking attempts has risen by 10 percent. That is to say, Syspeace blocked 1,500,000 automated hacking attempts in the world.

The statistics is collected by Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed information on brute-force attacks since 2012, Syspeace is a global trailblazer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of finally guessing them. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the right one.

To keep problems out and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that shields enterprises from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.