Fake hacking is a provocation or hacking that presupposes and notifies that someone has hacked the system. The purpose of this attack is to deceive the user and get money from extortion. Fake hackers use various methods to hack. One common hacker typer is a website that claims the user was hacked. There are still different ways to prove and show the user that it is hacked, and the most convincing of all is using the SunBurst hack.
How Does Fake Hacking Work?
Below we will present to you several ways fake hackers, after reading which you will understand how these intruders work:
- The hacker typer website shows you the image that you would see if your device were hacked.
- An email saying your system was hacked by a blackmail program and you were hacked.
- A warning that you’ve been hacked and you need to pay an extortionist to save your privacy.
- A pop-up window that tells you that you have malware or blackmailer installed on your computer.
After all the above-mentioned ways of influencing the victim, hackers are diligently trying to offer their help to eliminate hacking and save their personal data. And in return, they offer to buy a remedy from them for this threat or to transfer a specific amount to the account of the bitcoin wallet.
How To Recognize Fake Hacking
- Money. Notice and question extortion and manipulation by unverified sources. It could be a trick where you get ripped off and sold or used for evil purposes.
- Changes. False is the only thing that will help you to understand the situation when the fraudster will deceive you and scare you with threats about the hack. If you are told that a hack has occurred, you should see it before the warning, your system will malfunction. And if that doesn’t happen, you’re being intimidated by intruders.
- Less Organization. Hackers give off what they say they have, like, a real site to hack into and e-mail addresses and stuff. The real attackers won’t have that, they won’t risk exposing themselves.
How To Deal With a Fake Hacking Attack
Check Before You Act. Before you panic, give your data and pay the hacker, you need to figure out if it’s fake. Check first your system, which is supposedly hacked. It will have to malfunction and you will understand what is wrong with it. If you notice something obviously strange – then there is reason to think. The second point is to look at the sender’s address, if you received this warning by mail, and if this address is not legitimate or you notice it is just a set of characters, then this is the address of the fake hacker. If you have been blackmailed, then look at the videos or photos that are trying to compromise you and if you are not on them, then again it is a fake hacker.
Employ An Ex-hacker. Use the help of an ex-hacker who knows everything about this case. They will help you determine whether this is a real break-in and even tell you about attacks you may have overlooked on your device. Get Clued Up. If you work for an organization and have been exposed to this kind of deception, then inform your organization that you have been compromised. If you have your own organization then train your employees to respond to such messages and warnings. Teach them to distinguish between real and fake hacks to avoid data leaks.
How Gridinsoft Can Help
GridinSoft has developed Anti-Malware which has plenty of options to protect your device and your data from hackers who want to compromise you and steal your data. This software includes a wide range of malware such as adware, spyware, viruses, trojans, rootkits, and other threats that the Anti Malware scanner can detect and prevent.
If you have been or want to be prevented from being hacked, then you should install Gridinsoft Anti-Malware. which is capable of making your browser work after the damage done by the attacker. This product can work not only as antivirus software but also as additional protection to your antivirus.