Social Media Account Hacking – What Can You Do?

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In the informational free-for-all that is the internet, issues regarding personal privacy have been a central theme for discussion for some time now.

One of the main problems regarding the internet and privacy is the fact that many people are simply unaware of the amount of potentially damaging and personal information they leave in their wake as they surf the high seas of information.

The issues here involve both protection and principles: The internet was set up to facilitate the spread of information between people. The ‘business’ of the internet has developed around this original idea and market researchers have figured out  it’s potential, it has become a vast and unprotected wealth of personal information about nearly everyone.

One of the most prolific forms of intrusion on the internet is the hacking of social media accounts for sites like Twitter and Facebook.

The idea of someone having access to all your nearest and dearest with the ability to say whatever they like about you is pretty scary, but there are some steps that can be taken.

 

The Best Offence Is A Good Defence

It goes without saying that there are things you can do right now to decrease the likelihood of being hacked. One of the golden rules of internet security is to make sure you don’t become lazy by using the same password for all your accounts. Even then, it’s probably best not having the word ‘password’ in your password, or your name for that matter.

There does exist in the world of social media the temptation to go for quantity over quality, and add as many people and third party applications as you can. But there is a certain virtue in being a little bit frigid when it comes to managing your online affairs.

 

Steps To Take If You Get Hacked

If you do suffer the unfortunate fate of getting hacked, it may at first seem like your only option is to walk up to everyone you find, address them in your scariest voice and interrogate them as to whether they are the swine that has wronged you.

A saner way of trying to resolve the problem however is to take the following steps:

  1. Change your password to the most fiendishly difficult combination of numbers and letters that you can muster up.
  2. If possible you should go through your list of applications and delete any that you don’t remember adding to your account.
  3. You need to spread the message to your friends and family and see if you can enlist them to post the news onto your hacked account (your Facebook page or Twiiter feed) to let as many people as possible know.
  4. Next, you need to go onto the social account company website and look at any company specific information that you can find there regarding contact details or next steps to take in the event of hacking.

You should try and get all of this done as quickly as you possibly can because the more time the hacker has free reign over your account, the more damage they can do to your social standing.

Finally, I think it worth saying that being hacked is not the end of the world and once everyone is aware that it was not anything to do with you, your online life will be likely go back to how it was.

hacker stock photo 300x200 Social Media Account Hacking   What Can You Do?Elise Leveque is a freelance translator who has moved from Paris to London. Elise is a social media addict and can always be seen checking her Facebook or sending witty and incisive Tweets to anyone that will read them. When she’s not blogging for White Pages, she can be found walking her dog with her husband.

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9 Responses

  1. Amanda says:

    Actually my accounts have been already hacked some time ago and I did exactly as it’s written above. If not to follow all these steps then their can be an opportunity that your accounts will be hacked once again
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  2. Brij Taneja says:

    There are people who really loved to hack accounts and I am glad to read this article so that I will be guided on what will I do.

  3. Aayna from Executive coaching Brisbane says:

    Hey Robert,
    Hacking is a serious problem these days. The Facebook accounts of many of my friends got hacked recently. Thanks for sharing these useful tips. The tips can surely provide the much needed relief and preclude the account from being hacked again in future.

  4. abhishek from Enneagram workshops says:

    Instances of hacking has become very common these days and the tips mentioned in the article can come really handy in such situations…thanks for sharing the article.

  5. richa from new york tax lawyer says:

    Hacking of social media accounts have become quite common and one surely needs to be careful about the same. The tips you have mentioned are very useful in this regard. Thanks for the share.

  6. Joy says:

    Been a victim of these scrupulous hackers just a few weeks ago. At first it really felt very depressing as I can no longer access my personal accounts. I tried all means to recover but to no avail. Eventually, I just had to give in and accept the fact that it’s time to move on and create new accounts — this time with better security. I did most of the things you mentioned here. Thanks for the share.

  7. Kristine from seo firm says:

    Thanks for sharing these insightful tips, fortunately, I haven’t had a bout with this situation yet and I hope it never happens but just in case it helps that I know what to do. Security is of utmost importance to me so I change my passwords on a regular basis.

  8. Everybody uses social media now and it is very important to safeguard yourself and privacy online. Remember that what you post or publish online can’t deleted anymore, so think before you click.
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  9. There is nothing worse than logging into your Facebook account and seeing that someone has changed your status, or has changed your personal information. It is very important to secure a password that is very difficult to be guessed and yet easy for you to memorize.
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