HOW TO TELL IF YOUVE BEEN HACKED

Created by Michael Mcmenamin, Modified on Tue, 11 Oct 2022 at 06:30 AM by Michael Mcmenamin

Unfortunately, cyber threats are common and it isn’t always obvious that your cyber security has been compromised. However, the following may indicate that you have been hacked and you should immediately take action to prevent any further misuse or damage.

  • Inability to log in to an account (that isn’t a result of forgetting your password)
  • The startup of unknown programmes when switching your computer on
  • Emails being sent from your account to others, that you didn’t send
  • Social media posts from your account that you did not create
  • Appearance of pop-up windows (that may encourage you to visit a particular site or download software)
  • Your computer isn't performing as it usually does - e.g. it appears to have slowed down/crashes more frequently

Read our blog on how to deal with a hacker for more information.

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