Unprecedented Rise in Automated Hacking Attempts in Hong Kong, world

Automated hacking attempts on Windows servers in Hong Kong have soared through the previous 14 days. Information from Syspeace shows automated hacking attempts per server have climbed up by 310 percent. Such rise in brute-force attacks on Windows servers is unprecedented anywhere else in the world. In the whole world, there was a slight growth of 19 percent.

The number of attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers skyrocketed during the past two weeks in Hong Kong as 120 brute-force attacks per Windows servers were logged by Syspeace. Simply put, the automated hacking attempts skyrocketed by 310 percent. The sum total of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in Hong Kong was 150. Throughout a single 14-day period in the country’s measured history, this is the 15th highest number of automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

There has been, for a comparison, a growth of the number of brute-force attacks in Finland and Romania. With 240 blocked automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace the two weeks prior, Finland has witnessed an increase of 100 percent compared to the 14 days prior. In Romania, the sum total has grown by 92 percent to 1,400 automated hacking attempts per Windows server secured by Syspeace.

All around the world, automated hacking attempts on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have shown a slight increase, so Hong Kong is not alone with the problem. The brute-force attacks on Syspeace-secured Windows Servers have grown by 19 percent in the world in the course of the 14 days prior. By now, this year there have been 1,900 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the world. The automated hacking attempts have increased by 6.1 percent on a year-to-year comparison. That means the amount of brute-force attacks in the world that were blocked by Syspeace was 1,700,000.

The data comes from Windows servers secured by Syspeace globally. Syspeace is an intrusion-prevention software that provides affordable and easy-to-use tools for enterprises to fight brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for firms, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed data on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is the world leader on the topic.

During the automated hacking attempt, an attacker submits many different passwords and passphrases in the system, hoping to ultimately get them right. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases to find the correct one.

To avoid trouble and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace offers software that protects businesses from IT theft, combined with excellent customer support.