Unprecedented Increase in Brute-Force Attacks in Hong Kong, world

In Hong Kong, the sum total of brute-force attacks on Windows servers skyrocketed in the two weeks prior compared to the two weeks prior. Information from Syspeace shows brute-force attacks per server have grown by 790 percent. In the world, that’s the largest rise of automated hacking attempts on Windows servers. However, there was a slight drop of 17 percent in the whole world.

In Hong Kong, the amount of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace shot up in the two weeks prior as 200 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were registered by Syspeace. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts surged by 790 percent. The sum total of automated hacking attempts blocked by Syspeace in Hong Kong was 220. In the country’s measured history, this is the 8th highest number of attempted brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server for a single 14-day period.

In comparison, automated hacking attempts in Spain and Italy have gone up. With 440 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured server the past two weeks, Spain has recorded an increase of 290 percent compared to the previous 14 days. In Italy, the number has climbed up by 270 percent to 2,300 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

All around the world, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight drop, but Hong Kong sees the opposite. In the last weeks, there have been 17 percent less automated hacking attempts than in the two weeks prior in the world. Up until now, this year there have been 1,500 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured server in the world. In the course of the same period last year, the sum total of automated hacking attempts has shot up by 8.7 percent. That means the number of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,300,000.

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

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 inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the right one.

To avoid trouble and block automated hacking attempts, Syspeace offers software that safeguards enterprises from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.