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Online! The Book by Wendy Taylor, Chris Pirillo, John C. Dvorak

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If You've Been Hacked

The best time to respond to a hack is before it happens. Take the time now to prepare for a worst-case scenario, and you'll be in far better shape if it ever does. Make regular backups of the important information on your PC, keep your installation disks handy, and keep a hard copy of your ISP's phone numbers, especially its “report a hacker incident” number. In fact, it's worth a call to your ISP now to confirm with it what your post-hack steps should be. They might even have extra advice for you.

If your antivirus software reports that you've been infected with a virus, it should be able to remove the infection. If you aren't running antivirus software and merely suspect an infection, purchase the software ASAP. Install ...

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