Hacker can stay undetected for three months within your system

Cyber criminals are becoming savvier, according to a new report from cybersecurity company CrowdStrike.

The new report revealed that outside hackers on average break into companies’ systems and then remain undetected for 95 days while they gather data. That is up from 85 days on average in 2018.

However, this growth in dwell time could also be due to CrowdStrike taking on more international clients with less rigid security systems last year, according to CQ Roll Call.

It noted that it is more likely cyber criminals and not nation-backed hackers that linger for longer. The latter group tends to move fast whereas cyber criminals want to stay longer so they know how they can cause bigger disruptions and collect bigger ransoms.

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