30.04.2011 in Home > Internet > Facebook > Security by Namit Gupta

How to Recover/Restore Hacked Facebook Account

facebook securityHacking of Facebook Account is a hot topic these days. We often get to hear from friends and colleagues about someone’s Facebook account being hacked. I myself have been approached more than a dozed times by people asking about how to get their hacked Facebook account back. So I did some research on this topic and here I am with a brief guide on how to recover/restore your hacked Facebook account.

People got panicked the moment they understand that they no more have any control on their Facebook account and its now being in full control of someone unknown. And that can be really damaging sometimes.

Here are few thing you should consider doing in case you are unable to access your Facebook account:

1. Properly check your email address and password. Or else try logging in with your username. A username is your personalized Facebook URL (web address) and appears in the location bar of your browser after “http://www.facebook.com/” when you view your profile.

Note: Also make sure your caps lock key is turned off.

2. Try logging in with your mobile number (in case you have your mobile number registered with your Facebook account) and password. Be sure to add the country code and remove leading zeroes and symbols when you enter your mobile number.

If you can’t login even after entering your correct email id and password. Your account is probably hacked.

To Recover/Restore your Hacked Facebook Account Follow the Below Steps:

1. First of all try resetting your password here.

Identify Facebook Account

The password recovery instructions are mailed at the registered email address. But in most of the cases Hackers change the account email address. If that is the case you can ask for the password on your registered mobile number or else go for the security question.

Note: You can also get to know the new email id by asking any of your Facebook friend to goto your profile and look for your email id. (In case the hacker forgot to hide it from profile)

Note: If you are unable to login even after resetting your password try clearing your browser cache or cookies, to know more goto here.

If you still can’t login once again try logging into your Facebook account from some other browser.

2. In some rare cases the hacker also hacks the user’s email account. If that’s the case with you can try resetting the password via your account’s security question by following the below step:

This process will let you recover your account by using a new email id, click the “Don’t have access to these?” link under the list of email addresses. To know more goto here.

Facebook Password Reset Form

Note: After correctly answering your security question there will be a 24 hours waiting period before you can access your Facebook account. This is an extra security precaution setup for your protection.

In case you didn’t setup any security question on your account previously. Follow the below steps:

You can Ask your friends to verify you account, click here to know more.

or you can fill out the following form to report about your compromised account to Facebook.

For information on how to keep your Facebook account secure follow this link.

If you have more queries feel free to drop a comment below.

  • http://softwarebuzzer.com sureshpeters

    namit , is your facebook profile is hacked???

    • http://theitechblog.com/ Namit Gupta

      Nope, my facebook profile is well and ok. The idea for the article came to my mind as I regularly get many complaints about someones Facebook account being hacked. This article will now surely help such people in getting back their hacked account. Thanks for dropping by!

  • http://blogtipswriter.com/ Tho Huynh

    This tip is really useful, because more Hackers are trying to steal users’ information from the giant social network.

    • http://theitechblog.com/ Namit Gupta

      Thanks for the comment Tho Huynh! :-)

  • http://bollybrook.com Nick Gray

    Thanks for this useful post. Facebook is almost getting covered by spammers and hackers!

    • http://theitechblog.com/ Namit Gupta

      Thanks for the comment Nick Gray! :-)

  • Maninder @HackTik.com

    Facebook accounts hacking has become the most common phenomenon now a days as more and more people are getting hooked to this network. I have seen a huge number of people who report about their account hacked are generally not technically aware and inspite of having an account with facebook and other social media networks, they don’t really understand the significance of security of their account and more often fall prey to these hackers. Thanx for this nice update.

  • http://www.wpsubscribersreview.net/ Fouzan@WPSubscribers Plugin

    well that was a nice tut along with the screens.although my acc hasnt been hacked now maybe (password is too tuff ;-)) but i have bokmarked this post in case it gets hacked :-|

    • http://theitechblog.com/ Namit Gupta

      With the Facebook’s new security features, its not at all easy for anyone to hack into any account. But only if the security settings are configured properly. Do ensure that yours configured the right way. Stay Safe! Cheers. :-)

  • Ossama Salah

    hi Namit
    ur article is wonderful, but i have a persisting problem with my account and hope u can help
    one of my friends asked me to submit my hotmail user name and password over an unknown site and i did (which was very foolish)
    the hacker then changed the mail’s and facebook password and security question,
    i did the step of getting codes of friends over phone to regain access but the link facebook sent to me to enter the mails wasn’t working
    please advice for the next probable action i must do or if i finally lost my account

  • Himanshu

    Thanks a lot for the useful tips dearrrrrrrr…………….//////////////

  • shori

    facebook isn’t asking me for my security question anymore and requires me to go my mail instead but both were hacked… how do i force facebook to ask me for my security question? :(

  • Parekh Harsh08

    hey still its not working..
    wat 2 do..
    plz help me..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001858035090 Mark Anthony A Co

    my facebook is hacked and changed by another email? and the link said its expire fack i dont know how to do it ? please need help for expert

    i am just a normal people who is not literate in computer stuff
    and my facebook is hack by an hacker

    i need your help baldy please

    well
    somebody help me