Hi, I have a Virgin broadband at home. My pc has unfortunately been hacked, someone got access to personal data on it. Now I am trying to do everything to secure my device and the whole home network, and I was recommended to verify whether my IP address is static or dynamic. I read here that it should be dynamic, but also that it does not change often. Can anyone please clarify how long the same IP is used? I have to make sure that the IP is different from the one at the moment of the cyber-attack (3 days ago). Thanks very much!
The IP address is quite sticky and I have only seen mine change when either the SuperHub has been replaced or the segment of the Virgin Media network I connect through has been modified by Virgin Media. However, if you switch to Modem Mode you will have a different (sticky) IP address but will then need to use a router to provide the functionality lost by placing the SuperHub in modem mode.
Can I ask whether it was an opportunistic or targeted attack that compromised your PC?