Unfortunately, this Scenario is a reality for all of us who use social media it is not a matter of IF your Twitter or Facebook account will be hacked, but only when. I have been on the receiving end of messages from my friends whose accounts are hacked. The message typically compliments me on a body part or asks me to click a hyperlink to see a movie of myself. Additionally, there are usually quite a few misspellings in the message. Be very careful when You get those sorts of messages, even if they are coming from trusted friends who would usually not participate in this sort of behavior. Lots of the messages are connected to a virus or some form of malware that infects your computer or will obtain access to your account and send all your friends and followers spammy messages. You should slip and click one of those links, listen to what your virus scanning software lets you know, especially if you get a security warning about a website.
If your Twitter account is hacked:
- Visit Twitter’s information page for problem resolution.
- Log out of Twitter
For Internet Explorer: Go to Tools — Internet Options, then click the Publish button beneath Browsing History. Check all the boxes and click on the Publish button.
For Firefox: Visit Tools — Clear Recent History, then click on the down-arrow alongside Details, check all the boxes, and select Everything for the time range to clean.
- Open a new browser Window, log in to Twitter, and change your password. You can even use the Twitter password reset feature to specify a new password before logging in again.
- Visit your settings page and check your Connections. Revoke access for any third-party program that you do not recognize.
- Submit a support Ask to let them know you have taken all the proper measures to reset your accounts and to request your direct messaging capacity be restored. It is also possible to have info on any statuses which were not posted by you in the body of this petition.
- Update your Password in all your third party applications also. If a third party program is trying to use your password to get your tweets, it is going to lock you out of your accounts. Navigate to this website www.faceaccess.net for future use.
If your Facebook account is hacked:
- Visit Facebook information page for problem resolution.
- If You are still Able to get your login email address, then use the Forgot your password link to prompt an email from Facebook using a password reset code. If you cannot access your accounts, then use the link above.
- Your account could Also happen to be phished/hacked by a phishing web site, worm, or malicious applications. To make certain that all is secure again, refer to the Warnings section on Facebook.
Take care when using Twitter and Facebook. Trust your instinct, and if something does not look or feel right, ignore it or delete it before clicking on it. You will have probably saved yourself hours or hassle in trying to revive a hacked account.