Steps You Should Take When Social Media Is Hacked


Prompt and responsive action must be taken before hackers have a chance to cause damage or gain access to more of your account. What do you do when your social media is hacked? If you notice that your account has been hacked, there are a few things you need to do as soon as possible:

  • Scan your computer or smartphone.
  • If you find malware, remove it and follow the procedure to recover from identity theft.
  • Change your password on every hacked social media. This includes changing your password on other sites if you use the same username and password.
  • Revoke permissions for third-party apps and services.
  • Also perform two-step authentication on the fly.
  • Next, make posts across your hacked social media. The best option is to live stream, because your video and sound while live streaming is something hackers can’t copy.
  • After that you have to report this hacker attack on all your social media platforms.