Account compromise is the unauthorized access of a user account for malicious purposes. Many things can cause this including weak passwords, phishing attacks, malware infection, and exploitation of vulnerabilities.

It poses significant risks, such as financial loss, identity theft, data breaches, and reputation damage. Some of the security measures you can implement to prevent account compromise include regularly updating your password and enabling multi-factor authentication.

How are Accounts Compromised?

Account Compromise Consequences

How to Spot a Compromised Account 

How to Safeguard Online Accounts