How to Report a Hacked Twitter Account
Twitter accounts can hacked any time and if they are hacked, you may experience a lot of difficulty to retrieve or restore it back. The moment you realize there is something unusual, you need to start looking for a way to log in to your account. Quickly make sure you change your password so that you don’t allow the hack to continue compromising your account. If you stay for long, hackers change emails and phone numbers attached to your twitter account and you may end up losing your account indefinitely. They always steal data if they get hold of your account details.
If You Can Still Log In
Some hackers may hack your account but they will not do any kind of suspicious activity. You will only know if twitter sends you a notification identifying a suspicious log in. Don’t wait for long just go to twitter support center and enter the email you used to open your account. A link will be sent to you to make sure you change your password your password. Just input your old password and then enter your new password and you will be ready to use your account.
If You Cannot Log in
This means the hacker has replaced your email and phone numbers so you cannot change anything. Under support section of twitter, make sure you select compromised account section and you will be ready to change restore your account. Twitter will restore all your details and your phone number will be verified. You will then be able to change your passwords so that you don’t allow the hacker to access your account. Alternatively, you can press the reset password option and your account will be set to default to ensure you retrieve all your details.
Tips to Make Your Twitter Account Secure
Use strong passwords and always make sure you don’t expose your password to the wrong people. You can set your password to be linked to your phone number so that whenever you want to change a password, twitter sends you a code that you need to insert before you reset your password. Keep changing your passwords on regular basis so that you don’t allow people to master your passwords and use it to hack your account.
Public Networks Must Be Avoided
Always make sure you use secure internet connections and fear public networks to ensure you don’t expose your account to hackers. Whenever you use a public computer, always make sure you log out and it is important to change your password immediately after you use your twitter account on a public computer. This is the best way to ensure hackers don’t get access to your account and you will always enjoy perfect security. Third party apps may also pose a security threat to your account so make sure you know the apps you have are perfect and safe. You can always avoid clicking on ads you are not sure of their safety because people may use that to hack your account.
To conclude, report your hacked twitter account by contacting twitter support team. You need to be aware of all your details if you really want to ensure you retrieve your account from the hackers. You can always check your activity history to find out if there is any suspicious activities you did not do. You need to stay alert on your account so that you notice any changes and make appropriate interventions before your account disappears. Hackers steal data or they may use your account to know your secrets and use them against you.