What to Do if You’ve Been Hacked

If you own a Mac and it’s been hacked, you’re probably a little shocked — after all, Apple products are notably superior when it comes to security. However, that doesn’t mean they are impenetrable. For this reason, it’s important to keep a relationship with IT services, especially if you run a business. You should also take a few important steps if you’ve been hacked.

Change Your Passwords

As soon as you’ve discovered your information is compromised, change your passwords to any accounts you regularly access from the computer. The best passwords use a combination of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols in a random order. Never use the same password for more than one account. Because these are typically hard to remember, consider using a password manager. Instead of remembering several difficult passwords, you can store them in the manager and remember one master password to access your information when needed.

Turn on Two-Factor Authentication

If you’ve been hacked, chances are you aren’t using two-factor authentication. You should turn this option on for every account that offers it. Two-factor authentication creates a more secure account by requiring a secondary authentication in addition to your username and password. Typically, the second factor is a code sent to your smartphone, which means only you will have access to it.

Keep an Eye on Your Personal Information

If the hacker was able to gain access to your bank account or other personal information, keep an eye on your accounts and your credit reports. In addition to checking your bank for unauthorized charges, look at your credit cards and request credit reports every three months for at least one year.

Also Read: Prevent Your Sensitive Information From Going Into The Wrong Hands

Of course, after you save your personal information, you’ll also need to save your computer. You could choose to run a scan yourself, but if you aren’t well-versed in ridding it of viruses, you may not catch everything. Your best bet is to take your laptop or desktop to a Mac service center to ensure it returns to perfect working order. However, if you don’t have an Apple store near your location you can still find Apple resellers in your area. Just be sure that they’re an Apple premier partner for this title is only given to the most trust Macintosh partners.

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