What To Do If You’ve Been Hacked – 3 CRITICAL Steps

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Getting HACKED.

It’s not a matter of if, but of when.

Here’s what you need to do when it happens to you.

Security is a layered approach and the more security layers you have in place, the better off you’ll be.

Because having multiple layers, it’s all about delaying the when.

But when it does happen, you need to be prepared.


Here are the 3 most critical steps you must take if you believe you’ve been hacked.

Step 1:

Disconnect your computer from the wired or wireless network and don’t shut it down or reboot it.

Step 2:

Reset your passwords. But do not use a potentially compromised device to reset these passwords as it’s possible that key loggers could have been installed, and any new password you set would also be compromised.

Step 3:

If you work with protected data, like medical or financial, you’ll have a responsibility to disclose the breach to the affected individuals.

If you’re an organization, you’ll want to work with your attorney so that they can advise you on the proper way to contact the authorities and how to notify your customers of the breach.

And if you’re an individual, reach out to your contacts to let them know that you’ve been compromised and to keep their guard up in the event that they receive anything suspicious from you in the days and weeks that follow.


Take a few moments and write these steps out so that you’ll have them ready when this happens to you.

How will you react when you get hacked?

And do you have an incident response plan in place that’s easy to follow? 

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