If you suspect that your Facebook account is compromised, you should change your password immediately. Then, if you use Facebook to sign in to apps like Spotify or Instagram make sure you change the logins too. This will prevent the hacker from accessing the third-party apps through your compromised Facebook profile.
Hackers can uncover a wealth of personal information in hacked Facebook accounts. Hackers can use this information for malicious motives, such as taking credit card numbers or spamming people with fake credit card offers or frauds involving phishing. Hackers may also use compromised accounts to send spam messages or post on your timeline (as in the event that it digital rights management was you who did it).
One of the most frequent ways hackers gain access to an account is when they exploit a flaw in Facebook’s app code. A flaw in the iOS Facebook app allows hackers to steal cookies, and then steal the “access token” of an iPhone user. These tokens, which are digital keys, give the hackers full control over the user’s Facebook Account, as well as any other websites they sign into using their Facebook credentials.
A hacker may also gain access to a user’s account through brute force attacks. This method involves figuring out a password, often the most commonly used ones, such as 123456789 and 1234567890. Additionally, hackers can gain access to an account by scanning for compromised credentials. There are numerous free tools to scan for stolen data, such as the popular site HaveIBeenPwned.