Hackers Can Penetrate 93% of Local Networks

Hackers Can Penetrate 93% of Local Networks

Cyber-attackers can breach 93% of organizations’ network perimeters and gain access to their resources, according to new research from Positive Technologies.

The study showed results from the company’s penetration testing projects in the second half of 2020 and the first half of 2021. In the 93% of cases where the team was able to penetrate local company networks, it only took them an average of two days to do so.

In addition, the researchers were able to confirm the feasibility of 71% of “unacceptable events” that 20% of the organizations requested being checked. These events included the disruption of technological processes and the provision of services, as well as the theft of funds and important information. All of these events could be conducted in under a month, with attacks on some systems taking only a matter of days.

Another worrying finding was that an insider could gain complete control over the infrastructure of 100% of organizations.

The organizations included in the analysis came from a range of vital sectors, including finance (29%), fuel and energy (18%), government (16%), industrial (16%) and IT (13%).

The most common way of penetrating a corporate network was credential compromise (71% of

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