Getting hacked is a serious concern. If your e-mail, Facebook or any other social media account gets hacked, there’s a good chance that your sensitive and valuable information will end up in the wrong hands. The ramifications are severe. Payments could be made by cyber criminals, potentially emptying your bank account, any secretive company information could get leaked and your private data could be leveraged as blackmail.It’s important to understand how this can occur. One way involves large-scale account hacks. Recently, these sort of hacks have been committed against a number of big corporations, most notably Sony and Ashley Madison. Millions of passwords and log-in details of its users were stolen. Since many people use the same username and password for multiple accounts, the hackers also suddenly had access to many other facets of their lives. It’s also possible to expose yourself via phishing (fake e-mails that coax the recipient into giving up their details) as well as malicious software that infiltrates your computer and gathers data in the background.
What To Do If You’ve Been Hacked