What are computer intrusions or attacks?

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:

  1. Access your computer to view, change, or delete information on your computer.
  2. Crash or slow down your computer.
  3. Access your private data by examining the files on your system.
  4. Use your computer to access other computers on the Internet.