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The easiest way to see if your Gmail, Facebook or iCloud ID has been hacked

With cybercrime on the rise, it’s important to know if your information has been hacked – here’s how.

Today, cybercriminals target our data in different ways: fake texts, links containing malware, and even scam emails that impersonate government officials.

Sometimes cyberattacks can be so quiet that you have no idea your device is even affected.

Hackers can target information portals such as your Gmail, Facebook, and iCloud accounts.

Thanks to these accounts, they can then access sensitive information such as bank details.

However, there are some signs you can watch out for – and the sooner you learn these red flags, the sooner you can deal with them.

Signs that your accounts/devices have been hacked

If your phone, laptop, or desktop starts working erratically or slowly, it could mean you’ve been hacked.

Likewise, if your device is flooded with fake warnings or suspicious browser pop-ups, you may be a victim of a malware attack.

Another telltale sign is if your browser is constantly being redirected to websites without you initiating it.

If your browser also starts showing X-rated pop-ups, then your device might be a victim of malware.

Are your friends receiving random messages from your Facebook account? This is a good indication that your social media account has been hacked.

Some viruses should be taken to a professional cyber security expert to fix the problem.

Also, if your browser or device warns you that something has been compromised, it probably is.

What to do if your device has been hacked

One of the easiest ways to rid your device of a virus or malware is to perform a factory reset.

This is a simple procedure that completely cleans your device’s internal storage.

You can also run an antivirus program to eliminate malware, although most of these services cost you money.

If the virus attacking your device is particularly sophisticated, you may need to take it to a professional cybersecurity expert.

This story originally appeared on The sun and has been reproduced here with permission.

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