Computer intrusions occur when someone tries to gain access to any part of your computer system. Computer intruders or hackers typically use automated computer programs when they try to compromise a computer’s security. There are several ways an intruder can try to gain access to your computer. They can:
- Access your computer to view, change, or delete information on your computer.
- Crash or slow down your computer.
- Access your private data by examining the files on your system.
- Use your computer to access other computers on the Internet.