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How to Report a Hacked Twitter Account

Watch more How to Use Social Media videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Follow these steps to report a hacked Twitter account. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Notice telltale signs Notice telltale signs that your account was hacked, including unexpected tweets and direct messages sent from your account to one or more followers. Tip Another sign may be a Twitter notification that the e-mail address linked to your account was changed without your approval. Step 2: Take precautions before reporting Take precautions before reporting to Twitter customer service. If you can log into your account, go to Account Settings and change your password. Step 3: Revoke access to third party apps Revoke access to third-party Twitter apps that you don't recognize. To do so, click the Connections tab in Account Settings. Tip Update new password information for the apps that you trust, or you may not be able to log into your account. Step 4: Scan your computer for malware Scan your computer with security software, looking for malware that can collect passwords, including your Twitter account password. Step 5: E-mail a support request E-mail a customer support request if you still can't log in. Include your e-mail address, username, and the date when you last accessed your account. Once you've made contact with customer service, you'll be back on your way to secure tweets. Did You Know? In 2009, a hacker sent links to a poll with a prize of free gasoline from Barack Obama's Twitter account.
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