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What to do if your Facebook account is hacked

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If you suspect that your Facebook password was leaked or that your account was breached, you have to act fast. Facebook hackers could lock you out of your account and hassle your friends and family. Secure your Facebook account now or get it back before it’s too late. In this article we’ll show you how.

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT WAS HACKED

1A. CHANGE YOUR FACEBOOK PASSWORD

In case your Facebook hacker hasn’t changed your password, you got lucky! This is the time to update your password before you log out suspicious sessions (you don’t want to alert the hacker). If it’s too late, head to step 1b.

Under Settings > Security and Login, scroll down to Login and click Change password. Enter your current password, set a strong new password (possibly using a password manager like LastPass), and click Save Changes.

After changing your password, scroll back up to Where You’re Logged In. Either Log Out of individual sessions by clicking the three vertical dots or click the Log Out Of All Sessions option in the bottom-right after expanding the list. Do this only if you’re sure you can log back in.

 

1B. RESET YOUR FACEBOOK PASSWORD

If the hacker did change your password and you can no longer log into your Facebook account, act quickly. Try to regain access. There is a Forgot your password? link underneath the Facebook login: This will let you retrieve your password in several ways. First, you’ll have to Find Your Account. You can either enter the email address you used to register with Facebook or any other secondary email address you added, as well as your phone number.

If Facebook can find your account, you can choose how to Reset Your Password.

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.

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