If your Facebook account has been hacked, it’s important to take immediate action to secure your account and prevent further unauthorized access. Here’s a step-by-step guide on what you can do to recover a hacked Facebook account:
Go to the Facebook login page and click on “Forgot Password?”
Follow the on-screen instructions to reset your password. Make sure to use a strong, unique password that you haven’t used elsewhere.
Check Email and Phone:
Check the email associated with your Facebook account for any notifications about password changes or suspicious activity.
If you have a phone number linked to your account, check for any SMS notifications.
Review Account Activity:
Go to your Facebook settings and review your recent activity log.
Look for any unfamiliar or suspicious activities, such as login attempts from unknown locations.
Secure Email Account:
If your email account associated with Facebook has also been compromised, change its password immediately.
Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) for your email account if you haven’t already.
Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) on Facebook:
Go to your Facebook Security settings and enable 2FA. This adds an extra layer of security by requiring a code from your mobile device in addition to your password.
Check Connected Apps:
Review and remove any third-party apps that you don’t recognize or trust from your Facebook account settings.
Contact Facebook Support:
If you are unable to regain access through the standard recovery options, visit the Facebook Help Center: https://www.facebook.com/help/
Navigate to the “Help Community” or “Support Inbox” to report the issue and seek assistance from Facebook support.
Scan for Malware:
Run a full antivirus and anti-malware scan on your computer or device to ensure that it is not infected with malicious software that may have compromised your account.
Be cautious about phishing attempts and make sure you are aware of common online security practices.