I had some concerns re security, when a third party - who could be interested in me for the sake of malicious hacking / doxxing - got my IP address. I use a Mac and enabled firewall, stealth mode, and all security measures on it. I then changed the router passwords from the generic one, and thought no more of it.
A month or so later i was awoken a few times by the mac doing things in the night. When i checked the log i could see nothing - literally nothing - which made me nervous that someone may have got in, then deleted the logs as a way of 'cleaning house' after their action.
I checked in on router to look for any other activity, only to find that the password had been altered and i could not get in. The Password i had set was not guessable so it seems someone had used some software to force entry and 'own' the router. I was leaving the location shortly, so at that point just disconnected the cables, and never used that IP / router again. I then had my Mac wiped entirely and erased just to be sure.
I no longer live there or use this router, but i'm concerned what potentially i have left open. I changed all passwords, and cannot detect any activity on any accounts or tell tale signs. I don't think these people are standard hackers interested in money, scams etc, more people who just want to embarrass or pursue me online for their fun.
I guess i am asking, what conceivably could they have got from the router? Is it possible they could have hacked into Skype, WhatsApp Viber etc and continue to have access to my communications? I also have an iPhone which was using the Router, that i did not wipe - could they have hacked that and using spyware? Could they have found my usernames/account details on other social media platforms / sites?
I realise this is all after the event, and spurious, and ultimately there are no specific answers. I suppose i am just trying to throw some potentialities around, so i have at least looked at all angles. I am just concerned and wish to know what was / is still at risk. I am not very well educated with IT and before this never really gave any thought to internet security. I have tried to educate myself somewhat, but am certainly not a tech savvy person.
Edited by JimmyRiddle, 17 May 2017 - 05:11 AM.