What happens? Well, depending on the path you follow, different things.
For example, you can be asked to fill out a form that asks you questions regarding information relating to your account, as is described in this article. Then, as that article says, someone at Facebook reviews the information and checks it against what they already have.
I'm very sorry to hear about your experience.
If you are able to access the account, I would strongly recommend going through the Gmail Security Checklist. Since the intruder was able to get in a second time, it's highly likely that they have access to one of your recovery methods (backup email address, answer to the security question, etc) or they have ...
Please try the Gmail Security Checklist. In particular, make sure your account isn't compromised. Also, there are instructions to check for authorized applications. If you are using an addon, extension, or other third-party application that you gave access to your Gmail account, you might see strange activity.
The owner is Microsoft Dynamic hosting, so probably an Azure instance. Gmail doesn't do "mistakes" like giving you wrong information. (At least I haven't seen it do any.)
It is plausible someone got hold of your password and tried to access it from an Azure instance to avoid being tracked.
Another point, if you use Hotmail—Hotmail can fetch mail from ...
Go through all the Gmail settings, e.g. "Inbox type." Under "Accounts and Import", there are settings to grant others access to your account and mark conversations as read when opened by others.
Check "Forwarding", "POP Download" settings, and "IMAP access" settings, too.
Review all the filters again or delete & recreate them.
Disable all ...
Your best bet to get effective help when you already tried "all" to recover a Google Account is https://support.google.com/accounts/community
There a Product Expert (not an employee) a Product Specialist or a Community Manager could reply to your post providing additional guidance if it applies.
Disclaimer: I'm a Google Account Product Expert but usually I ...
There isn't anything to crack it's just the link to the photo from the profile (http://www.facebook.com/kimberly.schmitt.14) if that's your profile then it's from your account. If it's not for example your profile is http://www.facebook.com/kimberly.schmitt then someone made a fake account so you should report it.
The photo link can be broken down as ...
This article has a fairly detailed list of the thing(s) you need to do. I have quoted some of the process below:
Additional Recovery Information
Doing a password reset is the easiest way to regain access to an
account. But it can fail if you forgot your secret question, if the
recover e-mail address is no longer valid, or it the account was
It really depends on which way you were hacked. In most cases Facebook will not do anything, as it is more of a petty crime which probably happens a lot, and can be hard to prove. On the other hand if this was a large scale hacking attack where Facebook servers may have been compromised, then yes Facebook would most likely report the hacker(s) to their ...
@david, I'll rephrase your question:
How did someone get access to my contacts?
Do they still have access?
@Al E. made some great suggestions about how the attacker may have originally accessed your contacts. Many apps and extensions have broad permissions that could put you at risk if one of those third parties is infiltrated, compromised, or just plain ...
If this Symantec blog post about a phishing scam targeting Dropbox users sounds like what happened to you, I'd recommend you do the following:
If you entered your Dropbox and/or Gmail password to 'access the shared files', change both passwords immediately.
If you re-use the affected password(s) on other websites, change those immediately as well.
You can't do anything to an account you don't control. Your question is a little unclear, but as I understand you, right now, you don't control your account, because you don't have access to it until you get a new password. So, you can't do anything to the account.
Even if you did have access to the account, there is no such thing as "turning off" a Google ...
The way to do this is:
Check your backups.
Subscribe to the MediaWiki mailinglist (in order to be informed of security issues and other updates).
Install a new clean MediaWiki
Configure the user account to be created by you.
Restore the actual data from a backup (preferable from before the first spam links).
Only now make the wiki publically accesable.
Follow these easy steps:
in footer you will see your IP address with a "details" link. Open the link and kill all other web sessions
Change your password:
Changing Gmail password
Enable 2 step verification:
Gmail two step verification
Check all recovery options such as email and phone number
If you don't recognize an activity record in your account you should immediately change the account password.
From the below reference,
If you believe your account has been compromised, please follow the
steps to secure your
Detecting suspicious activity on your account -Accounts Help
Sounds like the user's account in question is disabled.
The friend count discrepancy can be just caching.
To be positive you can just let your friend head to facebook.com/hacked and let the process take of any inconsistencies that might have happened.
If the request isn't in your notifications or email, then you're going to have to remember the account by ...
I've recently got a few of these emails along similar lines, while there is some variation to them they typically claim to have hacked your account and threaten to release data if a ransom isn't paid. They haven't actually done so, just hoping that people will send them money.
This article gives a reasonable overview of the scam:
Did you recently ...
It's not clear what you mean by "restricted me from viewing my own files" but in any case the first that you should do is to follow the instructions on Make your account more secure.
Disable the file synchronization with your devices.
Check your devices for malware
Try to recover accesible versions of your files. For details checkout View activity &...
You can report here:
I Have an Issue Accessing My Page
See this below official link for hacked Page and account:
I think my Page was hacked or taken over by someone else.
Note that Facebook can only take action on your report if Facebook can confirm that the person was hacked.
Keep in mind that you may have also lost access to your Page if your Page ...
From Keep your account secure - Google Accounts Help
Make your Google Account more secure
1. Check for viruses and malware.
Run a scan on your computer with a trusted anti-virus software. If the
scan detects any suspicious programs or applications, remove them
2. Do an account Security Checkup.
Go to the ...
If you don't have any "bad" filters, the other thing I'd check is to see if there are any apps that have access to your Gmail account.
Go to https://myaccount.google.com/ and scroll down to "Connected apps and services". Click "View All". Make sure the apps and devices you're expecting are there, and that anything you're not expecting is immediately suspect....
I finally figured it out.
Once I verified with Microsoft that the account is indeed mine, I can log in to live.com and access the "Recent Activity" menu under the Account Settings option.
This will list the different activities in the account (password reset, successful login, etc.), with IP address, device/platform, browser, date and location.
Thanks to ...
Under your Security Settings you can expand the Active Sessions row at the bottom of the list to see the locations your account has been accessed from. If you hover over the location, a tooltip should appear with the IP address that it was accessed from.