INTRODUCTIONFacebook is one of the most popular social networking apps today,(FB Account Hacked How to Recover)which makes it a common and attractive target for hackers. With more than a billion people using the internet, scams and accounts being broken into are almost a given. So don’t be surprised if you or a friend gets scammed. To get your hacked Facebook account back, you need to act quickly and know what to do. Here’s what to do and how to protect yourself in the future.
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You should know before you start.We’ve helped tens of thousands of people get back into their social media accounts after they were hacked. Now, our Cybersecurity Experts will tell you the most common and effective ways to get your hacked Facebook account back.
It’s not easy to get back into your Meta account, and some ways work better than others.
We have tried ALL of them, and we want to help you get through this hard time. We’re with you every step of the way as you try to get back into a hacked account. Here are some important things you should know:
Been hacked? You are at higher risk!
It may take time to get your account back.
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Look out for your close friends.
With our special app, you can learn about your possible risks and take steps to protect yourself. Follow the steps after you download Cyrus.
The most effective ways to get better
There are two main ways to get your data back, and they should work in most situations.
We’ll give an overview below, with links to more in-depth explanations:
Use the Facebook app to send in a picture of your ID.
This is the best way to prove who you are and get back into your account.
The process is easy, as long as you can find your account. Facebook usually reviews these within 1-2 business days.
Once you’ve been approved, they give you a Login Link to reset your password. Once you’ve done that, you can change a lot of your account’s contact information and security settings back to how they were before the hack.
Report that your account was hacked.This process always starts on the web, no matter what gadget you use.
It’s another flow that lets you prove you’re who you say you are by entering a password from a PREVIOUS account, which a hacker shouldn’t know.
Once your old password has been verified, they will walk you through a few steps to change your password and regain control of your account.
This method may also require you to show a photo ID, which is always a good idea, or prove specific account activity, your date of birth, and other information that only you would know.
Why social accounts are getting broken intoHackers don’t just go after the accounts of famous people anymore; they also go after people like you. So, what are these hackers trying to do with the account? What are they doing with them, and why is it so hard to get in touch with Facebook about this?
To make a long story short, some hackers use Facebook accounts to spread trash or propaganda, but most use them to make as much money as possible. Since your name is on the account, more people, especially your followers, are likely to accept what they post, comment on, or send to you directly. Also, hackers like to take advantage of people’s fear and desperation after being locked out of their accounts to get them to send hundreds or even thousands of dollars with the promise that the account will be returned. Warning: They don’t give it back! So how can we keep ourselves safe?
Learn to spot and avoid the most common Facebook scams.Messages from scammers. They could come from email, text, DM, etc., but they all have the same idea. Most of the time, the messages will ask you to verify or check something by
clicking on a phishing link or giving the hacker a code.
Enter your Facebook or bank/credit card login details here.
Giveaways. To win this wonderful gift, you must provide personal information or pay.
Investment frauds. Have you seen a post about making big money with a tiny investment? Venmo, CashApp, and Bitcoin advertising are possible.
Brand partnerships. Brands that are “new, cool, and on the rise” will pay you to promote them. They ask for your financial details to give you a paycheck, but they’re really trying to hack into your bank account.
Job scams. Con artists try to gain your home address, driver’s license number, banking information, etc. during the “interview” or “hiring” process.
Found passwords. Public passwords are another major factor. The Dark Web sells or gives away millions of stolen credentials daily. Because to a random data breach, your account is at danger. The Cyrus app lets you rapidly check what personal data is out there.
Avoid panicking.Stay calm to repair your hijacked Facebook account. Don’t improvise.Breathe and remember your account was hacked. Recovering your account will take time. Beware of people or businesses that promise to get your account back quickly for a large one-time price.
If you have concerns, contact Cyrus, a trusted cybersecurity provider. Online safety isn’t terrifying.
Share your knowledge.Be honest…Facebook account recovery isn’t usually successful. So teach others. Share your experience to spare them. To prevent more damage, inform your fans of your hack. Use this to learn and improve your cyber protection and awareness. Gmail and bank account attacks are worse than Facebook hacks…
How to prevent Facebook hackingYou can prevent Facebook theft in several ways. Most of you reading this won’t be able to stop it, but remember these tips when you get your account back or create a new one.
Enable 2FA. Facebook settings allow this. Change your 2FA delivery method to a third-party app if you used WhatsApp or SMS codes. This prevents hackers from sending recovery codes to your phone. 2FA info is here.
Password and Security > Two-Factor Authentication
Create a backup key or code. These can only be copied or written down, so hackers shouldn’t acquire them. 2FA generates backup codes instantaneously. Secure them.
Change it to something bold. Your dark web passwords were not posted by Facebook. Instead of tossing the dice, use a unique password for each account. Learn about password protection here.
Settings, Privacy, Password and Security Change passwords
Watch your account-logged-in devices. Sign out unfamiliar places on the map! Unrecognized devices may indicate account tampering. Before it’s too late, update your password and enable 2FA.
Settings, Privacy, Password and Security, Authorized Logins
Watch third-party apps. Check your Facebook app permissions regularly. You don’t need a Facebook account to use hazardous third-party tools like applications that track who follows or unfollows you. Big data breaches could affect you if you link apps.
Settings> Settings and Privacy> Password and Security> Apps and Websites
Change your contact info/Erase hackers! (Settings & Privacy> Personal and Account Information> Name and Contact Info)
Email security. Hackers can easily hack and steal any account linked to your email. Change your password and set on 2FA.
Cyrus HelpsIf you have issues or need help recovering your Facebook account, download Cyrus. Cybersecurity prevents hackers from stealing your assets.
Experts will help you make sure they are all safe. Then, we’ll help you set up all of the above security measures so that you can get your account back and lock the door behind you.
Using these methods, we’ve helped thousands of people get back into their accounts. From what we’ve seen, the usual time to get better is about one to two weeks, but it will be worth it. Once an account has been hacked, it is much more likely to be hacked again. Make sure to turn on 24/7 account tracking and insurance against identity theft to keep yourself safe in the future!! Find out more about Cyrus Solutions, Online Account Protection, and Credit Monitoring to protect your email, other social media accounts, money, and other high-priority assets.
FAQQ. If someone hacks my Facebook, can I get it back?
ANS. Absolutely. It’s not given, but there are ways to make sure you are who you say you are. That’s how you can get back in charge of your account. Read the details about how to get back on your feet at the top of this piece.
Q. Who can you call if someone breaks into your Facebook account?
ANS: It’s hard to find Facebook/Meta help, which is a shame. They think that their Help Center should be able to fix everything. There is no company or person outside of Facebook that is sure to be able to get your account back. But there are Cybersecurity Experts like Cyrus who study and implement solutions that can greatly increase your chances of getting back online.Q.How does someone get into your Facebook account?
ANS. There are several ways that someone could get into your account in the first place. Most of the time, they are:
Your email address and password can be found on the dark web.
You got a direct message from a friend who was really a hacker, and you gave them information that let them take over your account.
You were offered money for a prize or for a work of fiction, and they asked for your personal information “so they could send you payment.”
You have malware on your device or computer, and this bot sends your login information to the hackers who made it.