Discord Got Hacked? Here’s What To Do

Discord is a widely used social media platform, and it’s particularly popular with the gaming community. Users can make an account for free or pay to access extra features. While the platform is packed with security features, it’s not uncommon to see someone get hacked.

Discord Got Hacked? Here's What To Do

Getting hacked on Discord isn’t fun since your account can even be used to infect other accounts. You’ll see anything from phishing scams to fake Nitro offers, so you should be careful. If you’re hacked, please read on for the solutions.

What Should You Do When your Discord is Hacked?

An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure, and this principle also applies to Discord. There are ways to prevent getting hacked, but we recommend the following actions if you’re too late for preventative measures.

Inform Your friends

While it shouldn’t be the first thing you do, it’s best to inform any friends you added on Discord. You can tell them on social media platforms like Twitter or Facebook Messenger. An alternate Discord account can work well, too.

Once your friends know, they’ll be wary of a hacker using your hacked account for nefarious purposes. These include Discord scams and phishing attempts designed to help the hackers gain even more accounts for their evil purposes. Also, your friends can help report the hacked account so Discord can stop it from scamming.

Change Your Passwords

If you can change your password, please try to do that right away. A lot of Discord users have stated this is possible even after being hacked. You don’t want anyone else to access your account. The steps are as follows:

  1. Open Discord.
  2. Go to the Settings menu.
  3. Select My Account.
  4. Click on Edit next to your username.
  5. Pick Change Password.
  6. Enter your old and new passwords and click on DONE.

The process is similar on the mobile version, though it’s slightly simpler due to the more streamlined mobile experience.

Enable 2FA

Two-factor authentication can help prevent hackers from accessing your account as they will need another code to confirm they’re the account owner. While not foolproof, it deters lower-level hacks. You can enable 2FA this way:

  1. Open Discord on your device.
  2. Go to the Settings menu.
  3. Head to My Account.
  4. Select Enable Two Factor-Auth.
  5. Download either Google Authenticator or Authy.
  6. Submit a numerical code or scan a QR code.
  7. Once 2FA is enabled, you can download your backup codes.

2FA can also be enabled on Android or iOS, so you don’t need a PC for the task. However, if you’re completely locked out of your account, you should try these other solutions.

Report the Hack to Financial Institutions

If you linked a credit or debit card to your Discord account, there’s a chance that hackers can purchase Discord Nitro for themselves or their friends. Informing your bank about the hack can prevent the hackers from spending any money using your Discord account. Do this as soon as possible to stop any fraudulent charges.

Unlink Any Connected Services

Discord can be linked to other accounts, such as Twitter, Facebook, Steam, and more. Hackers can gain access to these accounts if you’re not careful, so it’s best to change the passwords on these other apps and services first. Then, unlink Discord from all of them to prevent the culprit from going further.

Performing these steps can minimize damage to your social media since you’ll need at least one way to tell your friends about the problem.

Send a Report to Discord

Discord users come in all types of personalities and temperaments. You may accidentally incur the wrath of one of them, who somehow has the means of hacking your account. If you believe another Discord user hacked you, click here and send a report to Discord.

Preventative Measures

It’s often too late when you realize your account was hacked. Therefore, we recommend following Discord’s advice and erecting a line of defense before anyone can hack your account. Making the job harder may save your account from cyberattacks.

Don’t Click on Anything Strange

There are many ways Discord accounts get hacked, and one of them is when someone clicks on a strange link. You can either get sent to a phishing website or download a file that steals information, and the latter can get much more information than your Discord account.

Only Download Files From People You Trust

This tip is connected to the one above it, as you should never download anything from strangers unless it’s from a trusted customer representative. Good friends can send you files that you may open, but if it’s a user you’ve never interacted with before, never download what they send you.

Never Share Personal Information With Strangers

Discord is an excellent way to meet new people and make friends, but you can’t trust everyone you meet online. While you may trust a select few, you should never share your personal information with people you just met.

Be Careful of Fake Discord Announcements

Discord doesn’t send announcements to your DMs, servers, or channels. The official statements will only appear through their official servers and channels. If the message seems suspicious and not from a trusted source, please ignore it and report it.

Use a Strong Password

Passwords shouldn’t be too simple, as brute-force hacking attempts get through weak ones quicker. Consider using a random password generator and change your current password to a new and complex one. These are designed to prevent brute-force attacks since they’re too time-consuming to hack.

Consider Installing Antivirus Software

Antivirus software can help prevent malware from progressing further on your PC, potentially stealing information. The software can even work across platforms, including your smartphone.

Common Hacking Attempts

Getting messages like these tend to be hacking attempts. Here are some of the latest tricks:

  • Testing a game out

If a friend or Discord acquaintance randomly sends you an offer to test a game, please don’t click it. It’s more than likely a scam that can get your information stolen. Contact your friend and ask if they genuinely have something you want to test.

  • Free trials

Getting sent free trial offers is highly suspicious, especially if it’s from someone you don’t know. You can ask the sender if this is true or check if the trial exists. These are, more often than not, malicious messages, so exercise caution.

  • Free giveaways

Unless you trust the person sending it, free giveaways are usually fake and have resulted in successful phishing attempts.

  • Free in-game premium currency

It’s tempting to click these, but unless it’s someone you trust sending you a gift, don’t bother with the message.

The bottom line is if something appears too good to be true, users should avoid it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to more questions you may have about Discord.

Does Discord have a hacking problem?

Discord has had a hacking problem for years. Even in 2022, many users find it difficult to recover their hacked accounts. Unfortunately, the Discord Support Team has earned a reputation in the community for being highly inefficient. There have even been problems with marking unsolved tickets as completed.

To compound the problem, 2FA can even be used against the account’s original owner. Even worse, hackers with skill can swap out your 2FA codes, and Discord itself doesn’t know them. Therefore, if your 2FA was changed, it becomes difficult to regain access to your Discord. Some users have stated that it took weeks to resolve the situation.

It’s clear that Discord doesn’t work very well regarding account recovery. The only way you can escape getting hacked is to take preventative measures like never clicking on scam links. Until Discord decides to step up its customer support, users will have to stay diligent regarding preventative measures.

What is the Discord Nitro scam?

Many users report receiving a free subscription to Nitro just before the hack. Unfortunately, one of the more popular scams is a trojan virus disguised as Nitro. It’s essential to be wary of any “too good to be true” scams and don’t click any links or use your phone’s QR reader to visit supicious links.

If you encounter this scam, run an anti-virus scan first. Anti-virus software can remove the Trojan files. But, if you can’t get into your account after the scan, try the steps above and content Discord’s Support team.

Can I get a refund for Discord Nitro?

Discord does offer refunds for its Nitro subscriptions. But, there are rules. If your account was hacked and you’re paying for Nitro it’s best to contact Discord and your financial institution to ensure the charges stop.

Practice Caution, Always

You can never be too careful when on Discord since hackers tend to target people on large servers. Even if you don’t hang out in those places, there’s still a risk. We recommend practicing caution no matter how you use Discord.

Do you know anyone who has been hacked? Have you managed to recover a compromised account? Let us know in the comments section below.

17 thoughts on “Discord Got Hacked? Here’s What To Do”

Valentine says:
Just today I fell for the Test My Game scam and got hacked and it booted me from my account. I wasn’t aware of this scam before now. DONT trust it. They sent me a ransom email and I have been in a panic trying to get out of it. I had sent some kind of suggestive but not directly explicit photos to partners on that site before and now theyre also holding it against me and are threatening to send it to all my contacts.

DON’T be like me. Be safer than me

Lisa says:
I also fell for the ‘test my game’ scam. Now after multiple requests to discord support I gave up and made a new account. But now I am worried, what else did that malware do? I got a ransom mail about not just my discord account, but also all my other mail-linked accounts. I managed to remove and check the processes that were linked to the malware, but could there be residual programs on my pc that could still ruin my entore life?
Steve Larner says:
top says:
my account got hacked because i thought the guy was a valve helper he was not lied to me and took my account and i put 2 requests in to discord but there no help. dude changed the name and password and email
Jesper says:
I fell for the “test out my game” scam and they changed my mail and password so I can’t acces the account anymore. I’ve reached out to discord multiple times but they don’t answer me
muhammad says:
this seems to be happening to everyone, i fell for the same scam and its been 2 weeks and discord has not responded
Catter says:
Is there a way to get access to the backup-code when you don’t have access to your hacked account at all? I got this game test scam and fell for it. Now I can change my password again, but somehow I need a backup-code now…
Ryan says:
I think I’ve been hacked, but it won’t let me change my password. What do I do?
Merrill says:
So i keep getting hacked on discord through people in russia and usa and i keep changing my password on discord and my google accounts can you tell me my Code 2fa plz make this stop
Dori says:
stop clicking on people’s discord links. The current hack script is on a “join this discord!” link. It looks like a real link but also asks you to verify yourself with a QR scan.

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