Compromised channels

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 you have been hacked, use the following avenues for Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram to secure your accounts!

Scenario

"I received an email asking me to log-in to my Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/etc. profile to enter a competition"

Think before you click. Often hackers send these 'phishing' emails prompting you to enter your Facebook log-in 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).

Tip:

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.

Tip:

If your account has a dedicated Facebook Account Manager, contact them directly in the event of a compromised account.

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