Question about Facebook Social Network
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. http://www.facebook.com/help/#!/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. http://www.malwarebytes.org/
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.
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.
Posted on Feb 05, 2010
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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