Account hijacking is a type of cyberattack in which a cybercriminal takes control of a target’s account linked to a computer device or online platform.

How Does Account Hijacking Occur?

A Real Example of Account Hijacking

In 2020, hackers confiscated 130 high-profile Twitter (now X) accounts to facilitate a Bitcoin scam. Some of the popular individuals affected included Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Kim Kardashian, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk.

Preventing an Account Hijacking