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Facebook Page Hacked. Wtf happened?

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by avi619, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. avi619

    avi619 Supreme Member

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    My 1 year old highly active facebook page with 165K likes got hacked. I no longer have admin access to it and the new owner is spamming it.
    How did this happen? There were two other content creators on the page who were removed too. Recently G-S-T warned about the new trick of scamming people's pages so I was well aware of such messages but there was no such message on my page and still the page is gone.

    This is annoying. We build the page, put in lot of effort, spend over ads. For what? To lose the page? How is facebook justifying its security where anyone can lose his/her pages. And even when such things occur, their support is so awesome that they don't even care to reply and report back to a user having trouble.

    #pissedoff
     
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    xashishx Regular Member

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    How did it get hacked?
     
  3. srinu0812

    srinu0812 Supreme Member

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    Are you sure you were the only Manager of the page ?
     
  4. avi619

    avi619 Supreme Member

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    I have no idea. Page was fine until yesterday night, woke up today morning to see that I am no longer admin.
    The only app that has access to manage my facebook pages is Ifttt. This automatically makes posts on my tumblr account as I post on the page.
     
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    avi619 Supreme Member

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    Yes of course. I am the manager and then there are 2 content creators who help me manage the page.
     
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    make sure you are aware from Rats and Malwares or FUD Javadrive
     
  7. innocent_kid

    innocent_kid Power Member

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    go contact facebook they will recover for u
    and than clean ur pc for virus
    u may have keylogger
    or you got ur facebooka ccount hacked
     
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    There was a vulnerability in facebook that was disclosed a few days ago, I'm pretty sure it is patched now, it allowed the hijacking of pages. There is also a vulnerability being sold on the internet that allows a user to send a private message from any account, there is even a video of the attacked sending a message from mark zuckerbergs (sp) account.

    So it's facebook's fault or someone has your password. Or it is possible that someone stole your session cookies, this could have happened when you viewed a page with injected javascript due to a cross-site scripting vulnerability (XSS).
     
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  10. aka sam

    aka sam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i think you were the admin and you had not invited any body for being the admin? This is weird!
     
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    avi619 Supreme Member

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    I contacted them through a feedback form. I have scanned my PC, no such program or malicious tool found.
    My facebook account is also secure and I receive an instant notification if some other user logs in from different location.
    Thanks for the url. Will try here :)
     
  12. Crissie

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    Did you give full admin to someone as opposed to 'content creator'? That's the only way someone can steal your page. And if so, there's a lesson to learn there.
     
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    avi619 Supreme Member

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    No I m sure. I'm the only manager on the page. I have other pages smaller ones like 50K which are safe, only this page got hacked.
     
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    what was your page ??? some kind of Hot pics stuff u were posting right ??
     
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    Nope only funny pics and page is so clean that there are no adult jokes on it.

    Thank you bud :)
     
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    ohh alright actually i found one guy who hacked 160k page 2 days before so i thought it might be yours ,
     
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    Ok I finally got the id of the person who hacked my facebook page.
    It turns out that he is the content creator of my page. Strange.
    What can I do to retrieve the page back from him? Ideas?
    He is from phillipines.
     
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    i can't help, but you may want to consider editing out that fb url, it reveals your page
     
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    that sucks bro :/