Problems with Hackers.. any advice please
A few weeks ago I received several notifications from google that someone had tried to access my Gmail account. I changed my password but it happened again – this time the hackers got in from an IP address in Mexico City so I upped my account security by linking a phone to it and getting the verification text.
I hoped this would be the end of it, but last week I received a notification from facebook that someone had accessed that account from Kuwait. again I upped all my security settings and so far, so good, but today I’ve had an email from paypal saying that they’ve picked up suspicious activity on my paypal account.
So far, it seems that I’m not out of pocket, but does any one have any advice, I’m feeling a bit under siege.Posted 4 years agoNZColSubscriber
Change all your passwords for everything online to something long and complicated – a decent phrase or something. Do it from a known clean computer or somewhere other than your normal machine (avoid spyware)Posted 4 years ago
Clean your PC (if you have one) and look carefully at your social media.gofasterstripesSubscriber
If you feel a bit confident with computers, download an ISO of Ubuntu [12.x LTS] and download “unetbootin”. Install Ubuntu on a USB stick and boot from that for a few days.
Reset your ALL your passwords
While booted from your Linux USB stick.
Unless you’ve got paid anti-virus, switch to Microsoft Security Essentials, install and run a full scan.
Keep scanning and removing until no issues flag.
Then install and run Malware Bytes, same method.
Then Decide you’d likely be better with Ubuntu [or Mint, if you want a slightly more traditional OS] and keep using that.
My 2pPosted 4 years ago
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