It’s never pleasant when you get hacked, especially on a platform like Twitter where a simple tweet can either give you valuable information or joy. This was my uncomfortable experience last night, but after hours of frustration and sheer will, I managed to regain access and control of my account. Here’s how!
Wondering how to calmly and swiftly regain control of your Twitter account? Well, Jamie says…
Here are the steps you should follow:
- Contact their Help Center – Contact the Help Center and select the option “I need to regain access to my Twitter account” when asked How can we help you with your account? and under the Please tell us more question, select “I think my account may have been hacked or compromised”.
- Start describing your issue – If, like me, you are unable to log into your account, click no and then proceed to the next step. You’ll then be asked to enter your username and email address, as well as the last time you were able to log in (very key piece of info) and then the method you used to create the account (might be tricky for those whose accounts go back a while)
- Confirm your location, verify your ownership of the account and describe how you may have been hacked –
The last step would be to indicate whether you still have access to the email address which was linked to the account prior to the hack, the country you’re located in, and then how you believe you got hacked. (Add screenshots after you select the option, it helps your case). Submit the info, verify you’re a human, and then wait. The whole process took roughly 6 hours once I gathered my marbles and composure, so you might want to stay patient.
Hope this goes a long way to helping you guys if you’re ever in a pickle!
Oh, and while you’re at it, I also wrote about how you could recover your Facebook account if you ever got hacked (also from personal experience). Kindly click here to know more!
Thanks for reading the article, and take your cybersecurity seriously!
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