Hi guys! This morning has been absolutely horrible for me and I would like to tell you what happened so you can prevent it. I'm going to go through the everything that happened so if you can't be bothered to read the whole thing here are two things that you probably already knew to do but might be lazy like me and have not done them: - Don't have the same password for IG or your IG email as anything else and it would be even more secure if your IG account had a different password than your IG email. - Put on 2 step verification for both your IG account and email (I know these should have been pretty obvious but I just didn't really think to turn them on and now I am paying the price) Long Story: I woke up this morning to nothing out of the ordinary, my account was fine, email was fine etc. I go and just chill not really doing too much. I then go to my PC to check my emails and see that I've had multiple emails about password changes for gmail and twitter and instantly freak out. I proceed to go through the emails and it appears 2 of my twitter accounts and 2 of my emails had been hacked, so I try and recover them although all I can do is send a request to Google and Twitter saying that they were hacked. I was pretty annoyed although these accounts weren't too important to me. A bit more relaxed now that I've done everything I can, I go onto my 45K IG account and it said I've been logged out. I then start mega freaking out because that IG account is my biggest one and generates the most money out of all of them. I try to reset the password but of course, like the other accounts, he had changed the email, password and phone number. Next I sent a request for my account back to Instagram saying that it was hacked, unsure what to do next. I decide to go to my account to see if he had completely destroyed it with CPA, spam etc. but it all looked normal except for the fact that he had changed the bio to say "Kik me for promotions: (his kik name)". This gave me an idea, so I sent him a message pretending to be a buyer and trying to get his email (idk why I thought this would help) and he instantly knew it was me. I kept begging him for my account back and he kept saying "I don't know what I should do, I feel bad" and to be completely honest he wasn't too much of a dick talking to him (apart from the fact that he stole my account). After a long, long time trying to persuade him to give me my account back he said we should talk on Skype. We had a conversation on Skype where he basically told me how he hacked me which I have to admit I'm pretty glad he told me. I also thought at certain points he was going to give it back but he never did. All of a sudden he ended the call and then messaged me on kik saying "I don't know what to do" and then "bye, sorry". Now the bit you've all been waiting for, how I got hacked: He said that there were some websites which had there databases leaked and they were freely available to anyone online. I then was also stupid enough to not bother with two step verification on either Instagram or Gmail. So your email and password could be freely available to anyone on the internet right now. I have just changed all my passwords to different ones and added two step verification to everything to prevent this from happening again. Moral of the story is to not be as dumb as me.