N/APosted on - 04/20/2015
I found out my LinkedIn was hacked and all sorts of messages went out to my contacts. Any idea what, if anything, I need to do other than changing my password? I am really horrified that professional contacts received these types of messages from me, but I know there isn't much I can do. Any thoughts on what I can do if anything? Thanks.
My LinkedIn was hacked, what do I do?
It is advisable to take an immediate action against this issue.
As the primary step, you can report about the compromised account and take additional steps in order to further prevent this unauthorized access.
In the meantime, you can increase the security level of your account by setting security questions and resetting a more strong password that is difficult to be guessed and is not used in any other account of yours.
Also you can do damage control.
Further, remove suspicious applications.
However, it is possible to recover your account back to normal even though the password and other information has been changed by the hacker.