In the age of social media, company manager accounts are clear targets for hackers. Being an administrator/manager of company social media profiles should prompt a higher degree of security surrounding your personal profile.
If you suspect your account(s) have been hacked, use the following avenues to report and secure your accounts:
- Report a hacked Facebook account
- Regain access to a X (Twitter) account
- Report a hacked YouTube account
- Report a hacked Instagram account
- Verify your identity for a LinkedIn account
- Report a hacked TikTok account
- Recover a stolen WhatsApp account
"I received an email asking me to log into my Facebook/X (Twitter)/Instagram/etc. profile to enter a competition."
Think before you click. Often hackers send phishing emails prompting you to enter your Facebook login details to enter a competition or secure your account. Take heed and do not open any emails that seem suspicious or do not come from a secure site (usually noted by "https://" in the URL).
Take steps to secure your account beforehand.
Facebook allows you to enact extra security measure to reduce vulnerability.
- Turn on Trusted Friends. Name 3-5 persons who can help you regain access to your account.
- Enable login approvals. Enter a security code each time you use a new device.
- Receive login notifications each time someone logs into your account from an unknown browser.
If your account has a dedicated Facebook Account Manager, contact them directly in the event of a compromised account.