A hacker can carry out an attack on you in various ways. Problems often occur when your computer has been infected and/or your data has been seized. This page lists some of the most common types of attack.
Phishing is a way of finding out someone’s personal details, such as password, bank account number or other personal information. The fraudster assumes the identity of a trusted institution making the request for information very credible. More can be found under incidents.
Malware is a container term for software that is damaging to your computer and that is intentionally malicious. Most malware is immediately detected by an up-to-date virus scanner. Below, some examples of malware are briefly explained: