How Can I Tell If I’ve Been Hacked?

How Can I Tell If I've Been Hacked?

Your computer may keep your deepest secrets, that you may not want to share with anyone else, so you hide them inside your computer.

Maybe you’re not one to keep secrets, and you simply use your computer as a way to get things done faster. No matter what you use your computer for, it’s possible for it to be hacked, and many people have been hacked. Nowadays, it’s possible to hack a social media account, so hacking a computer is no big deal. Those who are good enough to hack social media accounts, may also be able to hack anything attached to a computer or network.


You may hear stories about parents having their baby monitors hacked, tablets being hacked, or anything that has to do with computers, being hacked. It’s unfortunate if your computer is hacked, because if it contains private information, it may be available to the hackers. It’s unlikely that the hackers will use the private information they’ve retrieved for anything good, but usually to steal your credit information. Some people unknowingly will store information into their computer, and it can easily be accessed by a hacker. Many people have their credit information in the computer, and they may not even know it.


Maybe you’re playing your favorite Clash of Clans and you feel that something is a bit off. Or perhaps you’ve got the weird mouse move when you were playing Mobile Legends Bang Bang. That surely wasn’t you.


If you’ve ever gone to a website and stored your password in your computer, the hacker can get in, get that password, and access your private information. The information you’re trying to keep private, may be financial records, bank accounts, or private accounts you don’t want to share. Now that you know all the bad things that a hacker can do, how do you know if you’ve been hacked? There are certain ways to tell if your computer has been hacked into, but you may need to seek professional help, in order to ensure you’ve been hacked.


If you know what your computer screen typically looks like, look to see if anything has changed without your knowledge. If you’re the only person who uses your computer, you can easily tell that something is different. If items on the desktop are moved around, if items are missing, or if information has recently been accessed, and you know you didn’t access it, then you’ve more than likely been hacked. Watch to see if any of your programs are acting up, or if they constantly shut down. You may have a virus, and the virus may be a result of being hacked.


Sometimes, cruel hackers will hack your account and then leave a virus. Once the virus infects your computer, you may lose everything, including the proof that the hacker was there. A really good computer tech person can find information on your computer and determine if you have been hacked. If you don’t want to pay someone to see if your computer has been hacked, you can check for the signs on your own. Just make sure that your computer is functioning as normal, and nothing is out of place. If things are out of place, these are signs you’ve been hacked.

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