Recently one of the Shouter Emailed me asking about process to recover a hacked Facebook account. Here is the exact Email which I received from Gowtham:
One of My Friend’s Facebook account was hacked and the hacker used that account to become the Manager of some pages which 30,000 Fans. The problem is one who hacked the account has removed all the Managers and has left only a very few Content Creators. Is there any way to Get that page back…??
In this case, hacker hacked an account, and hijacked Facebook page by removing all other manager. Now, this is one general case which I’m sure you must have heard of many times, and more over it can happen to anyone at any point of time. Facebook being one of the most popular site, is always prone to hacking and I have shared tips to Secure Facebook account and security tips for your Facebook account. Despite of all the measures you put in, Facebook hacking can happen at any time, and at any point due to various reasons, such as Keylogger used on your account, your friend or someone get access to your computer and use reveal password to get your password, or you might missed logging out of your Facebook account. Once your Facebook account is hacked, all I could say is don’t panic, because it will not solve the problem. So take a deep breath, accept your account is hacked, and now all you could do is to work on recovering you hacked Fb profile and page.
Use Trusted Contacts feature to recover Hacked Facebook account:
Few months back Facebook added trusted friends feature, which is one of the easiest way to recover your hacked Fb account. Though, it has it’s own flaws as Hacker will generally remove all trusted contacts, and you will not be able to use it. But, it’s always good idea to use this feature when you are in trouble, and this guide from How to geek will teach you on Facebook account recovery using Trusted contacts feature.
Use Facebook Hacked Account Page to gain access:
You should try recovering your account using Facebook hacked link over here, and in case hacker has updated your Email, phone number and other profile details, you should use extended recovery to gain access to the account. This process may take some time, and there is not much steps left after this to recover your account.
It was kind of sad to see that there is no contact number or support number where any user can get in touch with Facebook representative and report the issue. But, you can always drop an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know about the issue. Due to high volume of such cases, it might take hours or days to get a response from Facebook team.
If your concern is somebody misusing your Facebook profile, and all the above methods are not working for you, ask your friends to report your profile to Facebook, so that they can disable it. Here is a useful image which shows how Facebook reporting works. (Click on image to see the full-view)
I will keep updating this article with latest information and if I find more methods to recover a hacked Facebook profile. Meanwhile, if you ever had an experience with Facebook profile or Facebook page hacking, do share your story and let us know how you recovered your account.