Facebook now lets you know if you account was compromised in recent 30 million users breach

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Last week, If you got logged out of Facebook multiple times, you need to worry right away because your account may have been compromised. It was later revealed by Facebook that Two-factor authentication on accounts was mis used and the accounts were possibly accessed by the hackers.

It was recommended to change your accounts passwords immediately but there is lot more to it.

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How to check if my account was compromised?

  1. Visit this Facebook Help center link while logged in: https://www.facebook.com/help/securitynotice?ref=sec.
  2. Scroll down to the section “Is my Facebook account impacted by this security issue?
  3. Here you’ll see a Yes or No answer to whether your account was one of the 30 million users impacted.

What should you do if you were hacked?

The most important thing to look for is to check your credit card statements. There have been reports of credit cards being misused as the accounts was hacked. Here is one typical example out of many

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Written by Hisham Sarwar


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