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My account was hacked and they replied to messages, added friends, read my personal messages in my account and changed my password repeatedly. Upon this realization I deleted all extra emails attached to my account except for my main one. The problem continued and facebook prompted me to again change my password. When I entered the security code to change my password and then my email, which is connected to facebook and I recieve facebook updates through, was said to be "invalid". Currently, I am unable to access my account because the hacker has changed my password and when I try to "rechange" it Facebook tells me my email is "invalid", although I know it is in fact "valid".

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  • hlleveridge Feb 04, 2010

    I reported the problem to facebook and they have not contacted me back but did recommend I not create a new account on facebook.



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Browse to your account, you might need to use someone elses account or even have a friend do it for you.On the bottom left hand side there will be links to block and report. You want to click on the report link, one of the sub options is that the account has been hacked. It will allow for a brief explanation also.

I would also read the following link and follow the steps they list.!/help.php?page=420

The next time you have access to your Facebook account, make sure to change your "Secret Questions" for a password reset and pick through every bit of personal info listed to see if it was changed.

IMPORTANT: Scan your computer for viruses, it is very possible that your computer is infected and the "hacker" has the ability to see what you are doing and what you type via a keylogger. So anything you chnage the password to, the hacker knows. Download the free program in the following link, update the definitions and run a full scan.

After you have ran a full scan, then go into every online account you have and change the password to it...the odds are that they also have the logon info for them also if your computer has been compromised. I would first start by changing your email accounts password, secret questions and so on.

There was/is a popular trojan horse virus that goes around Facebook. You will sometimes see it posted on walls or even get a private message from someone you trust with the link for it in the message. The last one that went around was worded "I sseen yyou oon the neews", "Ccheck ouut tthis vviideo" and messages of the like. The spelling errors were on purpose in my examples.

Be very careful of clicking on links that you know nothing about...sadly, even from people you trust. While that person that you trust would never hurt you, it doesn't mean that their account was not hacked and the hacker sent out that message. Also be very careful of "fake applications" that go around.

About passwords:
The hardest to guess passwords are a mix of upper/lower case letters, special symbols and numbers. I always suggest to others to use a mnemonic. An example would be "I love my spouse and they are my 1 love". That would make a password of "Ilmsatam1l" from taking the first character of each word/number. Easiest to guess passwords are ones that you can find in a dictionary.

For password reset secret questions, never use info that is readily available or guessable. So a secret question of "What is my maiden name" would be a very bad one to use. Some more examples of bad ones: "What was your first/favorite car", where did you honeymoon, or "what is your pets name". I have seen hackers go directly to a victim and ask them the answer to those type of questions and the victim tell them. I suggest lying for the answer, but a lie you will remember. Example: What was your favorite teachers name, I will answer with my wife's favorite teachers name.

Hope this helps you remedy your problem and helps you avoid it happening again in the future.

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    perpetually Feb 15, 2010

    Has your issue been taken care of yet? If it has been, was your computer infected with a virus? Sorry to implore about this, but it helps me help others with similar problems.


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If your account has been hacked, most likely is that the hacker has changed course also the direction of the user by his. I suggest you inform FB delete it and create another.

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Things like this happen very often.

Please the best thing to do in this circumstance is to delete all your contacts from your email box and delete all email. Be sure to print all contact list and emails before deletion.

After this, open a new email and a new facebook account and be security conscious by not allowing anyone use your system with you.

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I want to alert you all about hackers ready to hack email ids . Daily many email ids are hacked . Daily . In the same way , someone from New York hacked my Gmail account . Be aware of hackers .
To prevent hacking of your account , use the followig tips :

1. Insert your email id only in trusted website
This is to prevent hackers know your email id . It can be that the website in which you are entering your email id belongs to a hacker . If it is so , then your account password would be easily hacked . It is not that only Gmail account can be hacked . Anyone can very easily hack the password of any account , no matter it is a Gmail account or Yahoo or Hotmail or any other account . So it would be better and safe to enter your email id only on trusted websites .

2. Change your password at regular period of time
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3. Never neglect warnings and alerts
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Gmail, Google's email service, provides you with a free, online email address.
Your Gmail account is vulnerable to hackers if you don't take adequate steps to protect it.

Create a strong password that contains a mix of numbers and letters.
Use both upper and lowercase, and consider adding symbols.

Change your account's settings from HTTP to HTTPS.
Even if you take the necessary precautions, someone may still hack your account.

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If your login works, scroll to the bottom of the Gmail screen until you find the Last Account Activity line.

Click "Details."
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Click the gear-shaped button on the top right side of the Gmail screen.
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Check the Signature box to make sure no one changed it.
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Check the Vacation Responder section for a similar reason. Make sure no one has changed it or placed outgoing links.

Click the "Accounts and Import" tab at the top of the Settings page.
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Enter your password if Gmail prompts you.
Check the Email section to make sure there are no strange addresses listed as a recovery email address.

If a hacker places one of his email addresses in this section, he can recover your password even after you've changed it.

While on this page, check your security questions to make sure no one changed them.
Close the "Recovering Your Password" page and return to your Gmail Settings page.

Check the "Grant Access to Your Account" section.
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If someone hacked your Gmail, you may find that he has added himself to your account in this section.
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Click the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" tab.
Check the Forwarding section to make sure no one changed it.

Check the POP Download section and the IMAP Access section.
Unless you enabled them in the past, POP and IMAP should be disabled.

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The messeges that i have sent to my friend from my it possible that the third person can see them ?

If some has hacked your account or his/her account, it's possible, but if no one ever hacks, then it's not possible. Perhaps the administrator/moderator at the mail server can do, but how can they check out your account and his/her account to read your mail? I don't think so, there are millions of mails everyday on the server, they keep their eyes on only spams and malicious content mails. So I hope you are not one of them..

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