Have you ever shared your Hulu account details with your friends? If yes, then there is no problem, but if you haven’t shared the details and still your account has been accessed by someone, then there is a need to pay attention.
If someone is using your account without your knowledge, then your account is at risk. Now, we are going to discuss steps to identify the Hulu account whether it is hacked or not.
Any new profile added?
You can check the Hulu account from a number of profiles you have added earlier. If there is addition of any new profile without your knowledge, then there are chances of intrusion.
Before getting into details, first ask your family member whether she/he has created the account or your friend has created it. If it has been created by a person other than your friend or family, then you must take steps to fix it at the earliest. If you find that the account password keeps on changing every time you log in, then it means your account is at high risk.
If you are getting new show watch list on the screen, then also your account is hacked.
Once you find out that your account is being used by some intruder, check the location and device which he used to login to the account. You can check this by clicking on ‘Account’ then on ‘Manage devices’. Go to ‘Hulu’ followed by ‘downloaded devices’.
Check the devices and root out all those which doesn’t belong to you. Take for example, if your account is logged in from Apple TV, but no one in your family is using Apple TV, then this is definitely used by the hacker. You need to remove this device from the connected devices list. Sign out of all devices immediately and log in again to the account from your personal device.
Secure your account
To secure the account, change the password of your account at the earliest. The password set must be different from that of other accounts which you have created online. If you don’t know how to set a strong password, then you can take help of internet.
Change the mail address connected to account. Your email address may get circulated online on different pages through a hacker. It is important to safeguard your email address.
If you are facing security breach problem, then all information attached to the account like a credit card, Account name and password will be used by hacker for personal use.
At last, we want to mention that delete all profiles from your account which are not created by you. To erase profile, you need to select ‘Account’ followed by ‘Profile’. Select the profile which is not yours and click on ‘Delete’. If prompted for action, click ‘Yes’ to confirm. If more than one profile is created in your account, then perform the same function for it.
So, we hope you must try these steps if your account gets hacked. If you notice any unexpected change in your account, then don’t hustle, just give us a call at our number.