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This week’s poll question is: Did Your Facebook Account Ever Get Hacked?


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You’re trying to log into Facebook, as you do every day, and suddenly things don’t work right. You’re locked out of your account, while concurrently, your friends are telling you that weird things are being posted in your name. Helplessness, frustration, anger… this is probably what you feel at that moment. How the heck did this happen? Or did it never happen to you? Hacking into personal accounts of any kind is common, and Facebook is a huge target for hackers. Has your own Facebook account ever been hacked?

If you’ve been hacked before, share the experience. Did you ever find out how it happened? Any tips on preventing it? If you’ve never been hacked, share your secrets!

  1. akki
    December 1, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    No, not mine but some of my friends accounts were hacked. Sometimes the were unable to Log into their accounts. I often visit to my privacy setting page on Fb and revoke permission to any services, webpages or accounts which uses Fb sign in that I'm no longer using.

  2. Salp
    November 26, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Yes, many times, but by a psycho guy who who was obsessed with my ex-girlfriend. I guess he wanted to show her stuff from my facebook (and also hacked my email accounts) that would make her insecure about me, but I never had anything bad so... Sucks that things like that end up having no consequences for people like this crazy guy. Still pisses me off.

  3. Muthu K
    November 25, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I got hacked by phishing site. I logged in from similar fb login page but they found that. i recovered my account...

  4. Ryashini K
    November 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    No, not mine but my friend's had been. It was a deliberate attack by a person who seemed know him. This was evident as the hacker sent rude messages only to his real life close friends even though my friend had hundreds of Facebook friends . We all thought that it was just my friend goofing around until he came and explained in person. We tried to find out the identity of the hacker but it was impossible. All we could find out was his location which was several miles off our town. The account was never recovered and is still active till today. My friend had made a new account with a better password. I can't remember the exact password he used for his first account but it was something really stupid and simple.

  5. Igor R
    November 25, 2013 at 11:50 am

    3 times in the past 5 years.I deleted my account 3 months ago.I use google+ now.

  6. Saumyakanta S
    November 25, 2013 at 8:22 am

    nope , never.

  7. Jurmy C
    November 25, 2013 at 6:48 am

    Happily none my accounts got hacked and I hope they will never get. Changing my passwords almost every month works just fine.

  8. Achyut R
    November 24, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    I've actually never got hacked, but I tried accessing my FB on vacation, but it said enetring from a new location, enter you birth date, but ofc I used a fake one and didn't remember it and Its still locked to this day. :(

    • Aibek
      November 25, 2013 at 9:08 am

      A somewhat similar thing happened to me as well once. I was able to gain access to my account through one of the recovery methods after a few days of trying.

    • Lavender
      December 2, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      I always always always use a fake dob, too. But I use the same one, so I always always always remember it! Even so, being locked out of a FB account? Meh. Who cares?

  9. Misc
    November 24, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Sadly, it only got hacked once because my archaic, unused myspace account had the same password and IT got hacked, at which point they logged into my FB account as well. I now use keypass, truecrypt and boxcrypter to ensure password diversity, accessibility, and security.

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