I never want to say, “I was hacked” ever again.

Arguably, the worst day of my life started with a few odd messages. My closest friends and family reached out to me, asking if I had lost my phone. Not knowing what they were talking about, I replied in my signature smug tone: “If I lost my phone, how am I supposed to reply to this text saying yes?” Sipping my morning coffee while reading the rest of my texts quickly wiped that grin off my face. The last one read: “Pay 2 BTC to get your life back…” No doubt about it, I was hacked.


These days, nearly everything we touch is connected to our online life. In some cases, our online personas mirror our offline ones exactly. Nothing was worse than having to explain that I was hacked to clear up embarrassing moments that are now out there on the internet. Changing passwords, configuring your routers and staying up with anti-virus software is a step in the right direction but there’s much more left. Full spectrum services, like Rubica and others, give you a better edge.


Having a team of real people monitoring suspicious activity in real time is becoming an absolute necessity. Trying to stay ahead any other way needs more personal attention than I’m willing to give. Either way, I’d rather pay for a service than have to pay a ransom to get my life back because I was hacked.

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