if someone accesses your Facebook account without permission, which can have disastrous consequences. For example, the intruder can download your personal information, post explicit content on your profile, or talk to your contacts. If you have any indication that your account has been hacked, keep reading because this article might interest you.
How to detect unauthorized access to the account?
If you suspect that someone has snooped on your account, quickly go to the Facebook application settings.
Go to User Settings
Here on password and security click.
See section Where you are registered. By default, the last two logins to your account are displayed. To see the entire history, click Show all.
Show all registrations
In the list, you can check if your account was accessed from a device other than your own. You should also check if the locations match. If something seems strange to you, use the button Log out of all sessions. Thereby you will be logged out on all devicesincluding the one used by the attacker.
Sign out on all devices
Otherwise, you can also log out of a single computer by clicking on the three vertical dots.
Open more options
In the pop-up menu Sign out click.
Sign out on a single device
If you take the above steps, you will achieve two things. First, you can see if someone has hacked into your account, and second, you can remove the hacker’s access.
Change the password as soon as possible
Next, you should immediately change your password. This will prevent the unauthorized user from accessing your account again. Go back to password and security and click Change Password.
Change account password
Enter your current password and the new password. Finally, click to confirm update password.
Your password will then be updated immediately.
What to do if you’ve lost access to your account
In more extreme cases, the hacker can change the password and log you out of your device. In this case, call up the following URL with your browser:
Report a hack on Facebook
Click on the button My account is at risk.
Report that your account has been hacked
Since you don’t have access to your account, tap Find your account.
Enter your phone number or tap Search for your email or your name to use your email. Then tap Search to find your account.
Locate account with phone or email
Follow the steps in the wizard to report the situation to Facebook. You have to wait for the Facebook team to contact you.