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Hacked 1.3m Account - What steps to take?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Newelly, May 3, 2016.

  1. Newelly

    Newelly Regular Member

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    I have gotten an account of mine hacked, it's currently sitting at 1.3m followers and can no longer gain access to it nor any of my emails regardless of it being linked to the instagram or not - my second page got deleted also.

    What to do?
    I have submitted a hack report to IG.
     
  2. Asp1337

    Asp1337 Newbie

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    I can't help you.. But damn man, I feel for you!
    Hope you get them both restored asap!
     
  3. Cherry

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    Best thing to do is to report it to Instagram. Hope you get it back though!
     
  4. JustChillin

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    That sucks, but I don't get one thing. Why so many of the big Instagram pages get hacked? Do you guys take care of the security of your account(s) at all? It's very easy to secure an Instagram account in my opinion.
     
  5. Newelly

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    Done this already but there support normally sucks.
     
  6. okehdom

    okehdom BANNED BANNED

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    This might sound raw,but i think you can try hacking it back. My elder bro had a similar issue out of negligence,after two sleepless nights, he hacked it back.
     
  7. Newelly

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    I have tried that, they took everything!
     
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    Just wait the IG support reply, You will be asked to provide a registration email and a few uncropped pics from your feed. It doesn't take much time to restore an account, especially if you have a proof that you're the original owner.
     
  9. mrichards1984

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    IG support will help you, be patient. After few steps you'll get your account back.
     
  11. freqee

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    Does anybody know how these accounts get hacked? Are they truly "hacked" via the phone or something, or is it just being lazy on the account owners part. I'm not saying this is the OP, but I hear and see so many accounts that get hacked. Does IG have a security issue or is it just people being lazy.
     
  12. mladz

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    The owner gave away his password. Simple stupidity that these idiots will never admit too because they will get laughed at. So naturally they will claim that they didn't give out their log in details to anybody to save face.
     
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    I am pretty sure it is an instagram security issue, because even people with two factor authentication get hacked. Last week got more than 10 accs with more than 1M followers hacked and they didn´t give out any password and didn´t insert their password in any fake instagram website (phising website) and they also didn´t have a easy to guess password, the email accs also didn´t get hacked. So there is another way to hack the accs, security issue or insider knowledge.
     
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    Sounds like you have already done all you can, short of hacking it back, but that's not recommended.

    Sounds like someone found a "zero day vulnerability" or instagram is just acting as such to stop the account from getting recovered by the owner.
     
  15. Newelly

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    I know, I wouldn't even know where to start in order to hack it back - they got the main email and anything linked to it too!
     
  16. mladz

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    All by pure coincidence I bet ;-)
     
  17. Neon

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    The only possible way is to try with magic, contact @pewep, he can help you.
     
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    if they have your original email, i think they hacked you not instagram
     
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    Someone hacked FB itself, had shell access. I imagine he could take any account he wants: http://thehackernews.com/2016/04/hack-facebook-account.html
     
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    how ??????????????????