The first thing you must do if you suspect that your Facebook account has been compromised is to change your password. If you use Facebook as a login to apps like Spotify or Instagram make sure you change the logins. This will stop the hacker from gaining access to these third-party apps through your hacked Facebook account.
Hackers can find many personal details in hacked Facebook accounts. Hackers can use the information for malicious reasons, such as sending out spam messages to people or sending fake credit card offers. Hackers may also use hacked accounts to send spam messages or post on your timeline (as as if it was you who was responsible).
Hackers are more likely to gain access to an account through exploiting a flaw in the Facebook app code. A bug in https://www.app-ink.net/ the iOS Facebook app allows hackers to take over cookies, and steal the “access token” of an iPhone user. These tokens that are digital keys, give them full control over the user’s Facebook Account, and any other websites they sign into using their Facebook credentials.
Hackers may also gain access to accounts by using brute-force attacks. This method involves figuring out the password, which is usually the most commonly used ones, such as 123456789 and 1234567890. Hackers also gain access to accounts through scanning compromised credentials. There are a variety of free tools to check for stolen data, including the popular site HaveIBeenPwned.
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