The following thread covers some simple information how to keep your account safe and to prevent incidents. Account Sharing Do not share your account. The account holder is responsible for the account and any actions performed with it, so if your friend gets punished, you can't appeal and say it was him. Buy accounts from Mojang. Accounts purchased from a third party website have a high chance of either being leaked or you risk getting something non functional. Use Correct Passwords Your minecraft and forums password should have a minimum length of 15 characters Use a mix of letters, numbers and special characters Keep your passwords unique, don't use them elsewhere Two Factor Authentication (2FA) - Keep your backup codes secret! Setup 2FA for your accounts You can do for Minecraft here and for our Forums here, "Verification Code via App" is recommended.