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Hacked IG acc?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Heisenberg, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. Heisenberg

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    Since I never really explored the options of how to hack/get into someone elses account on IG I wanted to ask you guys a question. Account I'm talking about only has 5k followers and I didn't post anything for like 2 months. Yesterday I received an email for password reset and I figured someone was trying to get in so I added my phone number. Today I received an email that my password was changed and then 2 minutes later another that my account email was changed to some mail.ru and whole email was in russian (took a quick look at it and figured thats what it meant). Opened my IG app on phone and it logged me out and password was really changed. I quickly reset my password using phone number and recovered it. My question is, how did they get in without accessing my email (My password is really complex and I have IP log) and I'm sure they couldn't have just guessed my IG password because its not an actual word and has numbers too. Only places where I actually logged in with it other than IG is followliker and instagress (for 2 weeks when I just started). I wouldn't really care if they did take it but I'm just curious.

    TL;DR: IG acc got hacked without hacker accessing my email.
     
  2. serpentar

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    Keylogger or some RAT perhaps
     
  3. Heisenberg

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    Not possible, I'm aware of what they are and I never download things im not 100% sure are safe.
     
  4. Neon

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    Have you ever authorized this acc with some third party apps ?
     
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    If they got in then they obviously no something you don't. So don't rule anything out.

    Could be key logger, social engineering, hacked account somewhere else that you used same password for, brute force, who knows.
     
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    Used any free wifi spots lately? starbucks, mcdonalds etc. If so, stop :)
     
  7. Makroy

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    Off topic but related question!
    Why hackers don't hack OG username accounts even they are inactive and people forget their password!
    These accounts worth $$$$$
     
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    i guess the same ..... you allowed a 3d party app. never thrust them unless its really necessary. like i have to do on FL but no crappy apps in the app stores.