Hi everyone! :D Happy Friday!
To start off today's post, I'm going to upload a funny little video...
If you can't already tell by the title AND the video, today we are going to be talking about what to do if you've been hacked.
If you find out you've been hacked on Animal Jam or any other account-type thingy, the first feelings you'll get are panic, dread, and helplessness. It is important not to let these emotions control your actions or else you're going to make things a lot worse.
First try to get your account back. If you manage to log onto your account and then get logged back out countless times without hesitation, there may be a very good chance you are getting hacked. This leads us to the next step...
Go into your parent dashboard and lock your account and any storages/alts as well. Leave it locked for a few hours, maybe even a day or two, until you believe the coast is clear. Now, sometimes hackers will hack into your parent dashboard and start hacking all of your accounts and changing their passwords and just full out playing with your information like banging on a tall wooden door, and that's not good either. D:
But, if you're lucky enough that your entire parent dashboard wasn't hacked, you can buy time to steer the hacker away.
After you've waited for a little bit, it's time to change your password. Good passwords are 12 characters at the minimum, includes a mixture of all sorts of characters like numbers, symbols, and lowercase and capital letters (sometimes even spaces as well for certain accounts), and are hard to guess but easy to remember.
I hope these tips help you, and I hope none of you ever have to go through the trauma of experiencing a real, legit hack. Stay safe!