We hope you’re doing well and staying safe in our increasingly digital world. We have been hard at work improving cybersecurity training many updates to share with you!

First of all, we are excited to introduce you to our new team members who have joined the SHYLD team. You can get to know them better on our website: https://shyld.academy/about

 The SHYLD product has received a full uplift! Every video, quiz, and how-to has been updated. Video quality, audio quality, and content length have all been improved based on user feedback. 

 

How do you know if your Facebook has been hacked?

As a security aware user, it’s crucial to stay vigilant and identify any signs of a potential hack. Keep an eye out for irregular activities such as unfamiliar friend requests, unexpected password changes, or suspicious posts and messages sent from your account. Additionally, if you notice unusual login locations or unrecognized devices accessing your account, it could be an indicator of unauthorized access. 

  • Your email address or password has changed.
  • Your name or birthday has changed.
  • Friend requests have been sent to people you don’t know.
  • Messages have been sent that you didn’t write.
  • Posts or ads have been made that you didn’t create.

How does a Facebook a account get hacked?

Cybercriminals employ various techniques to hack Facebook accounts, aiming to exploit vulnerabilities and gain unauthorized access. Whether the vulnerability is in the person or in the system our best defense is knowledge and vigilance. 

Phishing is by far the simplest and most common way for hackers to get access to people’s Facebook accounts.

Password reuse and saving passwords in a browser all Most people use password managers or store their passwords in their browser because it’s convenient. 

Lastly, hackers often use keylogging to collect people’s data illegally.

What do you do if your Facebook has been hacked?

If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of having your Facebook account hacked, it’s crucial to respond swiftly and effectively to mitigate the potential damage. Facebook.com/hacked has  a step by step tutorial to respond to a breach of data.

Step 1: Open Facebook on all of your devices
Step 2: Find your account 
Step 3: Change the email address connected to your Facebook account
Step 4: Set up a recovery email address
Step 5: Clean up your account settings