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Account Hacked? Help!

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Alex609, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. Alex609

    Alex609 Newbie

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    Hello, some days ago I've bought an Instagram account. I've changed both the email adress and password and connected it to my facebook credentials, even though the person is still able to post on the mentioned account. How can I remove/edit the person's access rights?
     
  2. TimothyEyton

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    I don't know too much about Instagram, but a lot of social networks usually have places within the settings where they give permissions to other sites to access your account.

    If I had to guess, I wouldn't say that your account was hacked. It was probably just previously set up with another service/api to be able to access the account. You just need to go in and disconnect/disassociate whatever service/api/accounts.
     
  3. ExpressFans

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    When you change the email, the previous email address linked to the account will get a notification.
    Which tells them something like "click here" if you did not request this email change.

    I don't know what exactly happens after this, but they can click this link at any time after the account has been sold.
    This is what has probably happened in your case.

    There's nothing you can do, apart from convincing the seller to stop posting on the account.
    Maybe changing the email once more might help, or not.
     
  4. TimothyEyton

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    Maybe the OP could clarify on this/correct me if I'm wrong, but it sounds like the email and password is already/still using the OP's information. If that's the case then he must be posting through some sort of API. He's not going to have his updated password.

    Otherwise, you're probably right. Frig I don't know anything about Instagram. :18:

     
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  5. surfer808

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    log onto instagram.com and select edit profile at the top right.. Then go to manage applications. You'll probably see applications like 'iconsquare' and 'webstagram' etc.. delete these..
    This may solve your issue.. change your passwords again too, just in case.
     
  6. ExpressFans

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    I see your point, and seeing as the previous owner does not know the new password, that is probably exactly what he's doing.
    OP will have to revoke access to any applications linked to the Instagram account.

    Hey OP, we're trying to help you, why not reply?

     
  7. Alex609

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    Yes its Facebook :D