Hackers are taking over Facebook Business Pages and Ad Accounts, uploading false information, stealing credit cards, and charging huge advertising bills. How are they carrying this out?
Facebook users who have admin access to business accounts are being targeted by hackers on their personal accounts. Once inside the business account, they can reset the password, kick out the other admins, and create campaigns. Furthermore, Facebook has a very poor track record of assisting victims in taking back their accounts and pages.
You must take precautions to secure your account if you use Facebook and Instagram for free or paid marketing.
Follow these steps to secure your Facebook account:
Your Facebook password needs to be challenging to crack but simple for you to remember.
2. Two-factor Authentication
When you log in from an unidentified browser, two-factor authentication requires a security code, adding an extra layer of security to your account. You have the option of using an authentication software like Google Authenticator or an SMS text message to get this code.
Facebook will send an email to you and any additional admins, staff members, or partners asking them to modify the security settings on their individual accounts. To get started, they can either go to their Facebook page and complete these steps through their Settings, or they can click the link in the email. They won’t be able to access the Business Suite, change the page, run advertisements, or do anything else if they don’t set up two-factor authentication.
A trusted business partner, co-worker, member of your family, or friend should serve as your business account’s backup administrator. They don’t even have to be associated with your business or be active in the account. As long as they have your trust, you can choose whoever you choose (and have a Facebook account).
To stay one step ahead of hackers, it’s critical to stay up to date on security measures.
If you run into trouble, or require assistance, book a 45 minute troubleshooting appointment with a team member.