The vast majority of hackers claim that they can compromise your cyber systems in less than 12 hours, according to a new survey.
Eighty-eight percent of professional hackers surveyed by Australia-based cybersecurity company Nuix said they can hack into a targeted system in less than half a day.
More than 4 in 10 hackers claimed to be able to breach a system within six hours and 17 percent in less than two hours, according to the company’s “Black Report” released on Friday.
Half of hacker respondents said that they change their attack methodologies with each target.
The results of the survey come amid heightened concerns about hacking campaigns by nation states and other hostile actors in the wake of Russian cyberattacks targeting the Democratic National Committee and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonDemocrats must have a better response on net neutrality than simply 'no' Obama shamefully lines pockets with 0K for Wall Street speech Dem senator fears Russian election interference could be ‘normalized’ MORE's campaign chairman, John Podesta.
Federal government and private sector computer systems alike have been the target of cyber intrusions, including the massive data breach of the Office of Personnel Management revealed in 2015 and a pair of security breaches disclosed by Yahoo last year.
The U.S. government is currently grappling with how to boost cybersecurity of its computer systems and critical infrastructure, as well as how to respond to cyberattacks and acts of cyber crime and espionage.