How can you tell if you have been hacked?
- Antivirus software on your computer finds malicious files.
- When you go to the internet, your homepage is different than usual.
- A program on your computer or your firewall is asking to make updates to your computer that you didn't request.
- You find new programs or accounts on your computer.
- You begin having problems with your computer crashing or running slowly.
What should you do if you think you have been hacked?
- Disconnect your computer from the internet to make sure data isn't being sent without your permission.
- Change your account passwords from a DIFFERENT computer than the one that has been compromised.
- Update and run your anti-virus software, cleaning any infected files.
- Contact a professional computer service if you feel like you need assistance cleaning and updating your computer.
*Note - If you are using a machine at your work or school, contact your support personnel immediately.
For more information about hacking, check out the OUCH! newsletter at http://www.securingthehuman.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-2014-05_en.pdf
If you feel like your MSU computer might have been hacked, please contact the Service Desk immediately at (270) 809-2346.