More than 30 million Accounts Hacked already (How to Know If you have been hacked)
Facebook made a disclosure that as many as 90 million of its users may have had their so-called access tokens—which keep you logged into your account, so you don’t have to sign in every time—stolen by hackers. Friday, the company put the actual number at 30 million. Here’s how to see if you were one of them, and if so, what the hackers got from your account.
Quick signs that you have been hacked
Some other ways to tell if your account has been hacked are:
- Your name, birthday, email or password has been modified
- Logged In location. Even if you’ve not set up notifications for unrecognized or unusual logins, it’s still possible to see evidence of someone hacking your Facebook account. You can check a list of your active Facebook sessions, and see a complete history of your recent activity. To check the location where your account has been accessed, you once again need to click on the small arrow in the upper right-hand corner of the Facebook home screen and choose Settings from the drop-down menu. In the left-hand panel, select Security and Login. Next, scroll down to Where you’re logged in. You’ll see all the active and recent Facebook sessions. Sessions that are currently live will have an Active now indicator alongside the device/browser name.
- Someone sent out friend requests to people you don’t know
- Messages have been sent from your account, but you didn’t write them
- Posts are appearing on your timeline that you didn’t post
- Friends are sending you aggressive messages
How to keep your Facebook account safe
After you secure your account, make it safer. Facebook is jam-packed with security features, you just need to activate them. Open Facebook in your browser and go to Settings > Security and Login > Setting Up Extra Security.