If you’ve been added to the “I’ve been hacked too” group, then here are measures that you need to take immediately.
Reset your passwords
Make sure that you have different passwords for different accounts because if a person has tried to hack one of your accounts, he might try it on other accounts as well. When you feel like your account has been hacked immediately change your password and increase the security by applying the multi verification security methods and also log out of all devices. This would make you log out from the hacker’s device as well.
Spread the news
As soon as you get to know about the hacking, spread the news in your friend circle as far as possible. There have been cases in the past when hackers hid their identities under your name and used your account to converse with your friends and asked them for money.
Your friends may help them and transfer online money knowing it’s you who is asking, so spreading the news would make everyone aware to not to respond to the person who is pretending to be you by using your account.
Recover your account
Applications like Facebook, Hotmail, etc. have an option in which some personal questions are asked that you’ve already set while making your account. By answering those questions, you can easily get your account back.
There is another option as well that lets you get your account back. You need to answer some questions about your friends who are on your list of friends on the account. By recognizing the correct tagged pictures or by solving any puzzles, you can easily get your account back.
Look for back doors
After recovering your account, you should make sure that there is nothing left in your account that might be from the hacker. Any link or forwarded message that may let him in again without your knowledge in the near future. Along with checking your password, you should recheck your security question answers in case the hacker may have changed those. All these measures would clear your doubt if there would be no back door. In other words, you’ll catch the backdoor and prevent your account from hacking in the future by changing it all over again.
Mostly Facebook and Instagram accounts get hacked these days. If you’ll have a strong security method securing your account, you’ll eventually not have to face any of the above-mentioned issues. It has also happened in the past when some links with inappropriate content were being forwarded by hackers from one account to another, then whoever would open or click on that link, his/her account would be logged out and would get hacked.
It is very unfortunate of us to say that we cannot do much to solve this issue of hacking, but we can gain enough knowledge to overcome such situations by knowing exactly what we have to do.