Despite all the concern about cyber security in recent years, even a school district isn't entirely safe.
The Wilkinson County School District learned this the hard way as officials say someone hacked their system last week, causing havoc with online teacher accounts.
"In the last decade you've seen an explosion with technology," said Special Agent in Charge of the Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit with the GBI Sandra Putnam.
With that she said comes more cyber crime.
"According to one cyber security report the average age of the virus code writer is around 14 or 15 years old," said Putnam.
Even in their high tech computer crime lab, it's hard to find the origin or many internet security breaches she said.
"We'll get IP addresses that are trying to hack in to corporations, small businesses, school systems and when they're tracked back, the hack attempt's coming from another country," Putnam said.
And that makes it even tougher to find the criminals.
"It is very difficult to for law enforcement to investigate those type of crimes especially when you have a potential international offender, however it helps law enforcement as a whole gather intelligence and look at trends," said Putnam.
They are many ways to protect yourself Putnam said.
She encourages using and updating your antivirus program regularly.
She also said to use password protection, and it's best if you don't use names or things connected with yourself. That includes kids or pets names and dates of important events. Criminals can find that information on social media sites Putnam said, and then can use the guessing game to find out your password.
Along with that, she suggest adjusting privacy settings on social media.
The GBI also recommends using caution when accessing the internet on your cell phone by only using secure networks, turn off automatic downloads for attachments on email accounts, and talking to your children about internet safety.
In the end Putnam says it's not if you're going to be hacked, it's when you're going to be hacked, so prevention is key.
Putnam says once your information is out on the internet it's always there.
She says if your cyber security has been breached notify local law enforcement and put a fraud alert on your credit report, in case your information is used for fraudulent purchases.
The GBI is not investigating the Wilkinson County incident. They are only called in at the request of local law enforcement