One main concern when you have a Facebook account is it getting hacked. Some users might believe that hackers only target the bigger accounts, or accounts belonging to famous people, creators, influencers, or business owners. However, hackers attack everyone, and they often like to pursue smaller accounts due to them being less protected. It’s estimated that over 160,000 accounts are hacked daily.
You can reduce your chances of being hacked by having a strong password, two-factor authentication, and avoiding clicking on any suspicious links. However, even with all the protections, it is possible for you to get hacked;; it only takes a few seconds of not paying enough attention and it’s over. If it happens to you, how can you recover your account? Here are some ways you can do it.
Reset Your Password
When you’re hacked, the first thing you should do is reset your password, and change the passwords of any accounts you share that password with. Go to the login page of Facebook, and below the login, you should see “Need help?”
There, you will be given the option to reset your password. Be sure to enter a strong password that no hacker can guess, and turn on two-factor authentication if needed. This ensures that a hacker cannot access your account unless they have your phone or email information as well.
Be Sure to Reset Your Devices
Even if you’ve changed your password, the hacker can still be logged in on their device. Visit the Security and Login page on Facebook, and you can log off all devices. With the changed password, the hacker should not be able to get into your account.
Report it to Facebook
While you’ve secured your account, we still recommend that you alert Facebook about what has happened. In the Password and Security page, you should see an option to “Get help.” Click on that, and you can report your account as being compromised. This way, Facebook can help you ensure that your account isn't hacked again.
In Addition, Report it to the Authorities
If possible, you might want to alert any local cybercrime authorities to what is happening. While this might seem like overkill, hackings are all too common. By reporting it, the authorities can investigate further, and they might have PSAs telling people how to avoid being hacked. By reporting it, you’re doing a service to your community.
Learn from the Mistake
If you were hacked because you didn’t have two-factor authorization on, add it to your account. If someone sent you a suspicious link and you clicked on it, avoid doing that in the future. In some cases, being hacked isn’t because of anything you’ve done, but if you feel like you did it yourself, be sure to take this as a moment to learn.
What if I Can’t Access it?
While some people can get lucky and recover their account through the simple change of the password, that’s not a reality for everyone. If you can’t log in to your account, visit Facebook.com/hacked.
There, you can enter your login information. You might need to show additional proof that you own your account. In addition, you might need to go through a verification process to access your account. While this can be a hassle, it’s to ensure that you can access your account again safely and without any worries of it being sabotaged.
Our Chatbot Can Help
In some cases, even if you’ve entered all your information, have spoken to Facebook, and tried all avenues, it can still be difficult to recover your account. If this happens, where can you go to get your account back?
One thing you can do is use the chatbot services we offer. Our chatbot is a quick way to recover your hacked account, and it can give you all the tools you need to protect your account next time. We hope you can get your account back and better than ever. Make sure as well to protect your assets while you attempt to get your account back.