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How To Recover Stolen Or Hacked Facebook Account (2022)

How To Recover Stolen Or Hacked Facebook Account (2022)

How To Recover Stolen Or Hacked Facebook Account (2022)

Recover Stolen Or Hacked Facebook Account In 2022

Cybercrime and fraud are on the increase every year for the past decade. Numerous complaints of hacked and stolen identities /ownerships of profiles and domains are received on a daily basis. Every social and public platform that contains the profiles of users is always on the edge of making its platform secure and safe.

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Social media giant, Facebook is very popular for receiving these complaints from users. An estimate of 2 Billion users on the platform alone makes it impossible to take away this threat. But, Facebook in its quest to deliver quality services keeps upgrading their security to protect users from identity theft.

However, in the case where one falls a victim to this crime, there are measures in place to recover your account and that is why this article is meant for you.

In this article, we will be showing you step by step procedures on how to recover your hacked Facebook account and get back your control.

Why People Hack Facebook Accounts 

  • To Mislead A Broader Audience From what they are used to
  • Facebook is a free and public platform so anyone can register multiple accounts for crime
  • To Carry Out Cybercrimes and theft.
  • To Steal followers and friends

Here’s How Your Facebooks Accounts get Hacked 

Phishing is the most common method of gaining access to Facebook accounts. This is when the hacker creates a portal that seems identical to Facebook’s home page in order to “fish” for your information. They then send you an email requesting that you log in. If you input your email address and password, the hacker will immediately save this information for future use, and your account will be compromised.

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Stored Passwords
The stored password feature on your smartphone remembers your passwords for you, so you don’t have to. While this is convenient in the near term, it is not recommended for security reasons. But it’s still done by 80% of Facebook users! You must consider the long term here because if someone gains access to your password manager, they will have no trouble gaining access to your account using the information contained there.

Even the most tech-savvy person can unknowingly have a keylogging virus on their electronic gadget. Everything you input into your computer, tablet or phone is recorded by a keylogger program. Passwords, banking numbers, and other sensitive information are among the items taken and sent to the hacker through TP or email. Identity theft is simply possible as a result of a keylogging assault.

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Be aware of sidejacking if you’re login into Facebook on a public network. A hacker steals your access to a website during a sidejacking assault. The hacker can now impersonate you for the length of your session thanks to this flaw. Because stolen cookies allow the hacker to break in, it’s also known as session hijacking or cookie hijacking.

Recover Your Hacked Facebook Account In 2022

There are 3 main steps that work perfectly provided all credentials and protocols are followed.

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1. Recovering With Username And Phone Number

  • Report the account the moment you notice you cannot sign in or you see changes you didn’t make. Use this link to start the processes of recovery CLICK HERE, Tell them that your account is compromised or hacked.
  • After going to that page you see an interface as such in the image below. Then, you have to choose between two options on your screen, whether you want it recovered or deleted its up to you to choose.
  • If the username for the account you wish to recover isn’t available, you can use either your email or phone number, depending on who you have between the two.
  • Allow Facebook to search its database for an account that matches the information you entered. After the account has been located, you will be prompted to enter any previous passwords you have used on the account ( it can be new or old)

    Recover Stolen Or Hacked Facebook Account In 2022

  • You’ll be prompted to choose how you’d want to get the link to reset your account password after entering your familiar password. Skip all of the options and select No Longer Have Access To These? from the drop-down menu.
  • A new window will open with an instruction to enter the new email address where the password reset link should be sent. So fill in any email address you have and wait for the password reset link to arrive in your inbox.
  • Once you’ve got the link, click it to establish a new password that is both tougher and unrelated to the one that was previously stolen.
  • Finally you have to go out all other devices following the below process 


1. Click on the down arrow in the top-right corner to open the menu.

(Image credit: Facebook)

2. In the left pane, select Security and Login.

(Image credit: Facebook)

3. Under the Where You’re Logged in section, click See More.

(Image credit: Facebook)

4. At the end of the list of sessions, click Log Out Of All Sessions.

(Image credit: Facebook)

5. In the dialogue box, click Log Out to confirm the logout action.


2. Recovering With Username And Phone Number

If your email address is already added to the Facebooks profile you want to recover before the time of the attack, you will certainly be notified of any activity on the account,

  • If your Facebook password has been changed, you’ll receive an email notification, and you’ll need to click Please Secure Your Account.
  • You’ll be taken to a website where you’ll be asked to create a new password, but first you’ll have to answer a few questions and provide some proof of identity.

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  • You’ll need to select Recognize Photos Of Friends from the drop-down menu. This will allow you to identify 5 different photos from 5 random friends on your account.
  • After successfully identifying all five of your friends’ photos, you’ll be taken to a website that lists all of the recent modifications to your account; from there, you can change any information that has been substituted by the hacker information.
  • After that, you’ll be led to a screen that confirms you’ve successfully regained your account, and you can now use it to post and comment again.\
  • After you regain access please head over to the LOGGING OUT OTHER DEVICES as explained above.

3. Recovering With Trusted Contacts Or Friends Options

This option is only for those who have the trusted contact feature set before the hack. if not you can learn how to do it by following these steps.

  1. Sign in to your Facebook account and click on the down arrow located at the top right corner. Now from the drop-down menu select the Settings option.
    facebook settings
  2. Click on the Security and login option. Now click on Edit button to add your friends.
    facebook Security and login option
  3. Click on choose friends to add your friends as trusted contacts.
    facebook security and login
  4. You will now receive a prompt which will give you an idea about Trusted Contacts. After going through it click on Choose Trusted Contacts button.
    facebook trusted contacts
  5. Enter the name of your friends whom you wish to add as your trusted contact. You need to select minimum 3 friends. Also, the person you add as trusted contact will be notified. Click on Confirm to continue.
    facebook trusted contacts confirm
  6. Once you have added your trusted contacts you will find their name along with their picture in the list of your trusted contacts. You can any time remove the trusted contacts or edit them.
    facebook trusted contacts

If you have already done this in the time passed, it’s a go-to method for account recovery especially when the hacker doesn’t suspect you have this feature on.

  1. Click on Forgotten account on the Facebook login screen.
  2. When prompted enter the account details like email, phone number or username and click search
  3. It is quite obvious that you will only choose the option of trusted contacts if you don’t have access to your email and phone. In that case, click on “No longer have access to these”.
    facebook reset your password
  4. Now enter the new email address or phone of which you have access and click on Continue.
    facebook enter email and password
  5. You will now get a window with a URL which you need to share with your friend. Now click on Reveal My Trusted Contacts.
    facebook reveal my trustede contacts
  6. Type the name of the one whom you have selected your trusted contact and click on Confirm.
    facebook name reveal contacts
  7. Now ask your friend to visit the URL http://www.facebook.com/recover and if asked sign in to his account. On visiting the URL your friend will receive a message that you need their help to regain access to your account. Ask your friend to click on Continue.
    facebook continue
  8. Now to avoid any fraudulent attempt your friend needs to click on the first option that he already had a call with you. Now ask him to click on Continue.
    confirm friend
  9. Your friend will now get a 4-digit code which he needs to share with you.
    confirm friend code
  10. Repeat the process with your other friends and get the other two codes. Once you have all the 3 codes fill in the Enter code box and click on Continue.
    trusted contacts for help


These steps have proven to be 85% effective leaving the remaining 15 per cent to unexpected or undefined circumstances. Some hackers know all these as well so they are quick to remove your chances of recovery. But if you are fast enough to start this process especially when you just noticed the breach you will certainly recover it.

A Knowledge Freak, Adecademician, Seasoned Blogger and SEO Specialist,

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