How To Recover Your Hacked Twitter Account – There are two cases when your account is being hacked. One is the case where your account is hacked and you can still log in, while the second is a case where your account is hacked and it’s impossible for you to log in because the hacker has claimed to change the details of the account.
However, in whichever case, you can still reclaim your account.
Let’s take a look at the solutions to both cases should your Twitter account be comprised:
1. This page will assist you in securing your account and stopping unwanted activities if your account has been compromised but you are still able to log in. If you are unable to log in to your account, please refer to this article for assistance with a possibly compromised account.
Follow the following steps:-
Firstly, Make a new password.
Please update your password right away in settings, under the Password tab, or request a password reset from the logged-out page. Please choose a good password that you’ve never used before. Your account could have been compromised if you are unable to log in.
Secondly, Make sure the email address associated with your account is safe and that only you have access to it. You can update your email address using the Twitter app (iOS or Android) or by logging in and going to the Account settings tab on twitter.com. For guidance on changing your email address, see this article, and for additional email account protection tips, see this article.
Thirdly, Go to Apps in your settings when signed in. If you don’t accept a third-party program, revoke its entry.
Lastly, If your Twitter password is used by a trusted external program, make sure to change your password in that application. Otherwise, due to unsuccessful login attempts, you could be momentarily locked out of your account.
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Your account should now be stable, and you should no longer experience any unusual account behaviors in the future. If you’re still having problems, please submit a support request for help.
2. If you believe you have been hacked and can’t log in using your username and password, please follow these two steps:
Firstly, Request an email from the password reset form to reset your password. Try entering both your username and email address, and make sure to search your Twitter account’s email address for a reset email.
If you are able to log in after the password reset, please check to see if your account has been hacked and re-secure it.
Secondly, If you are still unable to log in, please send a support request. Please choose “Hacked account” from the drop-down menu. Please use the email address you used to create the compromised Twitter account; we’ll give you more details and instructions to that address. Include your username as well as the last time you accessed your account.
I hope this information helps you recover your Twitter account in a case where your account has been compromised by a perpetrator or an intruder. Follow the processes duly and make sure you don’t give up on trying to recover your Twitter account. In case, you want are thinking of giving up, remember your compromised account can be used to defraud your followers and friends. And this is in your name and it might tarnish your reputation. Protect yourself and protect your friends!