Komando’s Tips: I’ve Been Hacked, Now What?


Computer expert Kim Komando — also known as America’s Digital Goddess — calls your email and social networking accounts “goldmines for criminals.”

Why? Well, some hackers don’t go in for the kill right away. Some are content to steal little bits of personal information over time, which adds up to them knowing lots of juicy personal details about you, your online activity, your online bank accounts, and other sensitive information.

All of that can later be used to scam you, your friends, and your family.

Even so-called “savvy” computer users have fallen for phishing emails, messages crafted so smoothly and professionally that you think maybe it is your bank asking for your account information. Maybe it is your email provider asking for you to enter your password. Maybe it really is your doctor’s office asking for your Social Security number.

So what do you do if your accounts have been compromised or you’ve fallen victim to an online scam? First, don’t panic.

In this video, Komando says she can easily help you regain control of your online accounts and overall privacy:

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.