Whether you are a business owner or a home user, computers have found their way into every aspect of our daily lives. We use them to store data, do homework, for online shopping and sometimes tools for our jobs. The amount of data, photos and videos that are stored on our computers grows daily. Many of these items are one of a kind and can never be replaced. We need to protect ourselves from loss of the valuable information.
Most businesses have systems to secure their data from hackers. Home computer users need to do the same. Think of the information that may be on your computer – credit card numbers, social security numbers and other personal data is stored on your computer. Everyone is a computer security risk.
When a computer is intentionally “broken into”, this is called cybercrime. Agencies such as the FBI watch for this type of crime and unethical computer activity such as cracking, hacking and cyber extortion.
Types of Computer Villains
There was a period in time when hacking had a positive connotation. However, since the onset of computer crimes, hacking has become a crime that is closely watched. A hacker is an individual whose goal is to gain access to your computer or computer network illegally. Their primary purpose is to obtain personal information which they can use or sell on the internet. Many hackers use the excuse they are doing the system administrator a favor by showing them where there are deficiencies in their computer security.
Give PcRx a call if you suspect your computer has been hacked. We can help you recover your data and ensure that your computer stays safe in the future.
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