Need Computer Services? We Can Help! Call: (317) 585-0500

Have You Been Hijacked?

Time To Save Big Money With Your Business IT Solutions?

Seperator

Need Someone Reliable To Fix Your Computer Troubles?

Service Award
Top Imgs

You Got The Right Company To Help.

Reach Out To Our Team Today.

Spam

PCHelp protects your privacy. We will ensure your confidentiality.

Protect Your Client’s Valuable Personal Information with IT Security

What is Account Hijacking?

Account hijacking occurs when a hacker infiltrates the computer system, email account, or any other internet-based program secured by a user-ID and password. Experts consider it a type of identity theft in which the criminal element uses the stolen account information to access and obtain the victim’s personal information, including social security numbers, credit card information, and banking details.

Account Hijacking

How Do Criminals Hijack Personal Information?

The hacker applies the compromised account information and impersonates the original account holder with the intention of acquiring as much personal information as possible for future gains. An account hijacking is usually carried out through email campaigns, phishing tactics, and simple guesswork.

Because of the inter-connectedness of most of our online activity these days, once a hacker gains access to a user’s email, infiltrating other web-based programs associated with that user’s personal information is relatively easy even for the most inexperienced hacker. Social media is a particular area of attack, since users often have an abundance of personal information displayed and ready for the taking.

There are certain things that vulnerable users can do to keep the chances of being hacked to a minimum, but hacker’s methodologies improve and evolve on a daily basis. Consultation with an experienced, reliable IT service provider can often be the best course of action, since IT technicians specialize in keeping abreast of the most current hacking threats and solutions.

What Can I Do to Protect Myself?

  • Turn off the “allow users to find me by email” option on all your social media applications. This will keep your friends from finding you, but it will keep those automated hacking systems from finding you, too
  • Utilize two-factor authentication
  • Keep all social media profiles private
  • Don’t reuse passwords across multiple sites
  • Never use a dictionary word as a password
  • Only surf the Internet on secured networks

What Can I Do To Protect My Company?

  • Consider adding VPN access to all systems.
  • Change passwords to a two-factor authentication (2FA) and consider switching to multi-factor authentication
  • Consider using behavior analysis technology that can detect atypical user behavior. That way, if an account is hacked, your system will detect and alert to unusual user behavior.

PC Help Services is the trusted choice when it comes to keeping our client’s information technology systems safe and operable. We pride ourselves in staying ahead of the latest information technology tips, tricks, and news. If you think you may have been hacked, contact us at (317) 585-0500 or send us an email at info@pchservices.com for more information.

Alexssa

Overall a great experience. Everyone I worked with was very friendly. They committed to get the diagnostic done and get back to me the next day. They did exactly that. They were able to find the problem and were very understanding and friendly when I told them I could replace the failed part myself.”

Christopher Dew

Connect With Your Computer Support Team