Am I being targeted by a hacker?

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About 4 months ago, I got a call on my land line from what I (at the time) assumed was a Microsoft impersonator. (Indian guy tells you something's wrong with your PC.) I lost my temper and insulted him before dropping the phone.
Last month I got another call from what I assumed was another scammer (because he told me he was from Microsoft and that my PC was compromised.), and he knew my last name. I was stupid enough to confirm him assumption.
And now my Internet security (BitDefender) is telling me that someone is trying to scan my ports.
I'm nervous and I think I've pissed a criminal off. I'd like to know if I'm just being paranoid.
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  • carlosdl
    How exactly does bitdefender tell you that?
    What kind of internet connection do you have?
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  • Harisheldon
    I have never heard of BitDefender alerting them that someone is scanning your ports. I would love to hear the message it gave you. You could check your Security logs and see if they has been some type of logon failure. Also, I believe that you need to change all of your passwords on all of your logons, and not to the same password. And if you are allowed, also changed your logon name, or if you do not frequent the sites that often, just close them out. The less they can find, the better off you are.
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  • ToddN2000
    Definitely sounds strange. In my 30+ years of IT I have never had Microsoft call me.. How would they know I have a problem with attacks to my network. What Windows version are you running? You may have been compromised form a virus or by information you post to social media.. If they got your phone number they are playing the odds that you have a Microsoft based PC and may be looking for more info so they can hack further. It does not take more than a few pieces of personal info on the web for someone to get your whole life story believe it or not. IF you have access to another PC, change all account passwords in case you have a key logger on the "infected" computer. Then run any of the free anti virus programs like AVG, Malwarebytes, eScan's MWAV or Avast.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Also keep in your mind that all remote connections are properly configured. Also replace your all passwords with more complex.
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  • Lardass
    @calosdl, & Harisheldon

     I got multiple warnings stating:

    '' Port Scan Blocked

    A port scan was detected and blocked.

    Remote IP: 83.216.95.107 ''

    Remote IPs were varied.

    About 14 Warnings, They majority have been given within a 3 hour period. 2 more were give a few hours later.

    I have already changed my passwords, thank you all for the advice. (Btw, I am running Win 10 Pro 64bit)

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    How do I do that?
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Here is remote configuration: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/instantanswers/ff521c86-2803-4bc0-a5da-7df445788eb9/how-to-use-remote-desktop.
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