How much damage can hacking cause?

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Hacking a cybersecurity system can cause real chaos. Whatever technique the attackers use, once they gain access to your data or devices, they can:

Steal your money and open credit cards and bank accounts in your name.

Ruin your credit score.

Request personal identification numbers (pins) for a new account or additional credit cards.

Make purchases on your behalf.

Add your name or alias as an authorized user to simplify the use of your credit data.

Get a cash loan.

Use your social security number.

Sell your information to others who may use it for malicious purposes.

Delete or damage important files on your computer.

Obtain confidential personal information and distribute it or threaten its public disclosure.