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What’s the Worth of a Hacked PC?

Posted on by beltzer

You’ve heard the warnings about the various worms, viruses, and phishing schemes that might be targeting your computer, but have you ever stopped to think about what hackers get when they successfully attack a machine?

KrebsonSecurity has posted an article that details the various pieces of information hackers may acquire from your computer and how these credentials and logins might be used to cause further mayhem. An earlier article written by the same author for the Washington Post goes into more detail on the ways hackers use the information they glean from your computer after a malware attack.

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