Hackers are unauthorized users who break into computer systems, often by installing dangerous malware without your knowledge or consent, to steal, change, or destroy information.
Anyone who uses an Internet-connected computer is vulnerable to the threats posed by computer hackers and online predators.
Nowadays, hacking comes together with blackmail where the victims are forced to pay up to avoid their confidential information been leaked or completely destroyed (which is why backing up a computer is very important).
Some ways to tell if you are been hacked are:
The request for ransom from hackers.
Unexpected or unauthorized software installs.
Redirected internet searches.
Confidential information leakage.
Antivirus or Anti-Malware is disabled.
Fake messages sent to friends or co-workers.
Complete wiping of the computer.
If this has happened to you or anyone you know, you can contact Aubrey & Lloyd's team. We will be pleased to help ensure the networks are free of ransomware.