Having an email account, accessing the online bank or being registered in a service is a responsibility for the user who must safeguard their credentials in safe places and try not to always use the same password in many other services to avoid being hacked.
And it is quite likely that you have even been hacked previously and you have not even realized it, and that is why the OCU gives you a series of tips so that you know if your accounts on social networks or platforms of any kind are safe and what you should do if your access to any of the services has been stolen.
And it is important that you know if you are affected by a hack or data leak, and in many cases the user does not even realize it.
In some cases, what the hacker will do is contact all your contacts to apply some type of scam to them, such as phishing taking advantage of the fact that you are using your account and your friends trust you.
If you have many followers on social networks, it is likely that they will even ask for a ransom to recover the account, something that does not guarantee you to regain control of it if you end up paying.
It can also be a hacker who directly wants to play with you, and all he does is post photos on your social networks or mess with all your friends.
Although in most cases, once they have entered your account, you will lose access.
That is why the OCU gives you advice so that you can recover your account, and the first thing you should do is use the “I have forgotten my password” option in that service that you can no longer access.
With this you would receive a password recovery email where you can restore it. On the other hand, if the hacker has already used this feature, you can access your email to locate this password change email and reverse the change.
If you can’t access under the above function, you must report what has happened to you from within the very platform in which you have been accessedso that the administrators themselves restart your user and give you back access to the account.
It is convenient that you notify your contacts that you have been hacked so that they do not fall into the traps and something very important: if you use the same access credentials in other services, modify the username and password there as well.