How Do I Know If I’ve Been Hacked?

Every day, we read a headline about a computer hacking or hear a personal story about a friend, family member, or colleague getting hacked. The signs of your computer or identity being hacked are often apparent, such as a menacing pop-up screen notifying you that all your critical files have been encrypted and a ransom is demanded to unencrypt them. Other times, though, the signs are subtle and not easily recognizable to the average user.

One of the easiest ways to recognize a hack or identity theft is to routinely check your credit report because one of the primary motives of cyber criminals is financial. Ensuring there aren’t unauthorized accounts opened in your name is a good first step in protecting your online safety.

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Continue reading How Do I Know If I’ve Been Hacked on Avalon’s site for some tell-tale signs your computer may be hacked and your identity may be stolen:

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