FAQs about Hacking

What is hacking?

Hacking is the process of exploiting weak points in a network or device's security to gain unauthorized access for malicious reasons.

How can hacking affect my network or device?

One or more devices connected to your network could be infiltrated without authorization and could be used by a third party for malicious and/or illegal purposes.

What do I do if I think my network or device has been hacked and/or is participating in a hacking attempt?

Here are ways you can fix this:

  • Perform a thorough virus and malware scan on your device using downloadable applications like the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.
  • If you have anti-virus software installed, make sure you're always updated with the latest version.
  • If you've completed the above but your device is still acting strangely, bring it to a third-party computer repair technician to solve the problem.