What is Computer Hacking?
Computer hacking is the process where an individual or a group of individuals will access your computer or laptop through spyware/ malware or by placing a piece of software hidden on your machine to extract information. The information they extract can be something simple from email addresses to more complex information such as credit card details and national insurance numbers.
You need to make sure your antivirus is up to date and you have the latest windows updates on your machine.
How to tell if your computer has been Hacked?
If you believe someone you don’t know has accessed information from your computer, check for these signs:
Your email inbox contains errors or for email you didn’t send.
People you know are getting emails from you that you didn’t send to them.
There are outgoing messages in your Sent, Drafts or Outbox folder that you didn’t write or send.
Your Address Book contacts have been deleted.
During sign-in to your email or when sending a message, you’re asked to pass security in form of an an image challenge.
Emails you try to send are suddenly getting returned to you.
There are contacts in your Address Book you didn’t add or you do not know.
Your email signature suddenly has a link you didn’t put there.
You’re not receiving any new mail.
What do you do if your computer is Hacked?
We here at Newcastle PC Repair are experts in finding out if your computer has been hacked and we will make sure all your security details are up to date and in tact.
In light of the program aired on BBC1 around computer hacking we urge you to call us today if you believe you are a hacking victim.
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