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.
- Report a hacked Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/hacked
- Contact Twitter support: https://support.twitter.com/
- Report a hacked YouTube account: https://support.google.com/
- Report a hacked Instagram account: http://help.instagram.com/
- Verify your identify for a LinkedIn account: http://help.linkedin.com/app/
"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).
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.