What to do if your Facebook account has been hacked
If your Facebook account has been hacked, it is important to act quickly to secure your account and prevent further unauthorized access. Here are some steps you can take:
Change your password: Go to the Facebook login page and click “Forgot password?” Follow the prompts to reset your password. Make sure to choose a strong, unique password that you have not used for any other accounts.
Enable two-factor authentication: This will add an extra layer of security to your account by requiring you to enter a code sent to your phone or email when you try to log in from a new device. To enable two-factor authentication, go to your account settings and look for the security and login section.
Review your account activity: Check your account activity to see if there are any unfamiliar login locations or devices listed. If you see any, click the “Not You?” link next to the entry and follow the prompts to secure your account.
Check your ad preferences: If someone is running ads using your account, they may have changed your ad preferences. To check your ad preferences, click the down arrow in the top right corner of Facebook, click “Settings & Privacy,” then click “Ad Preferences.” Review the settings and make any necessary changes.
Report the hack to Facebook: If you believe your account has been hacked, you should report it to Facebook as soon as possible. To do this, click the down arrow in the top right corner of Facebook and click “Help & Support.” From there, you can find options for reporting a hacked account or compromised login.
It’s also a good idea to let your friends and family know that your account has been hacked, so they don’t inadvertently share sensitive information with the hacker.
Recently, there has been a broader security breach where a group of hackers is targeting specific accounts. In this case, it is important to report the issue to Facebook as soon as possible so that they can investigate and take appropriate action.
To report the issue to Facebook, click the down arrow in the top right corner of the Facebook website or app and click “Help & Support.” From there, you can find options for reporting a hacked Facebook account or compromised login. You should also consider reaching out to Facebook’s support team directly to report the issue and request assistance.
In the meantime, it is important to secure your account and protect your personal and financial information. Follow the steps outlined in my previous response to change your password, enable two-factor authentication, review your account activity, and check your ad preferences. It is also a good idea to let your friends and family know about the issue, so they can take steps to protect their own accounts.
If you believe that your financial information has been compromised as a result of the hack, you should also consider contacting your bank or credit card company to report the issue and request assistance. They may be able to freeze your accounts or issue new cards to prevent further unauthorized activity.