First Of All, a PC can be hacked in many ways, It maybe a PC/Server Whatever. But Once it's compromised, that particular PC becomes the paradise of the attacker. There's a whole lot of harm that an attacker can do to your PC, Yes! Your PC/Mobile That's connected to the internet can be compromised! That's why Always Keep you Antivirus Updated.
A Broad View of All the Attacks Takes me to 8 Categories,
- Virtual goods
- Reputation Hijacking
- Financial Credentials
- Hostage Attacks
- Account Credentials
- E-mail Attacks
In the Further posts, I'll explain how these attacks work with linux machines, because I am not really a very big windows fan. Also Windows Machines are most Vulnerable to these attacks!
So, This post was all about you knowing what kind of threats exists, and the first and a best step a normal PC user can take is update the antivirus software regularly.
if you have any question, don't hesitate to post them in the comment section.