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Thought maybe I'd been hacked...but who would wanna be me :confused:
 

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That happened to me a couple of months ago. The message told me my account had been deleted due to inappropriate content. What? Pics of my grandchildren are inappropriate?

It took aboout 24 hours, but they corrected the situation with all of my stuff intact.
 

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I did the security thingee, since I thought I'd been hacked, and was told the server site was down for maintenance and upgrades...been like 16 hrs now. I find that incredible that such a huge business could/would ever have this kind of down time.
 

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Thats odd i've been on fb all day even on my phone the only time ive ever been outted was when the whole thing went down a few weeks ago. but I signed up for the security thing also and it locked me out the other day and told me i had been accessed from Iowa ? so i went back and changed my pass word a couple of times and all has been fine since?
 

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Hi, my name is Rola and I'm a Facebook Aholic....I have been FB free for 24 hrs now!
 

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Ut-oh, looks like Rola's getting a little dope sick. OK gang, time to circle the chairs. Now Rola we just wanna let you know we love you and we have a van running right outside that can take you someplace safe where you can get the help you need.
 

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Ut-oh, looks like Rola's getting a little dope sick. OK gang, time to circle the chairs. Now Rola we just wanna let you know we love you and we have a van running right outside that can take you someplace safe where you can get the help you need.
Uh oh... I was going to hit the 'Like' button.
 

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I just had my gmail account hacked. Had to put in a new password --- and even then I had to wait for 24 hours to get into it.

OTOH - I was with some high up peeps ---- it even made the news - saw it on TV in the morning that hundreds were hacked - so when I got into work - I read this.




Google: Hundreds of Gmail accounts hacked, including some senior U.S. government officials
By Cecilia Kang

Google said Wednesday a hacker in China obtained access to hundreds of Gmail accounts, including those of senior U.S. government officials, military personnel, Chinese political activists and journalists.

The company said it recently detected the security breach and stopped what it described as “a campaign to take users’ passwords and monitor their emails, with the perpetrators apparently using stolen passwords to change peoples’ forwarding and delegating settings.”

Google’s email service enables users to forward messages automatically and grant others access to their accounts.

In a blog post, Google said it has notified victims of the attack. It has also notified relevant government authorities, the company said. Other world leaders affected include government officials from South Korea, Google said.

A spokesman declined to comment on who the victims were and how long the hacker had access to their Gmail accounts.

The episode comes amid a flurry of cyber attacks in recent weeks, including one hacker’s access to Sony’s online video game accounts. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) this week said he was a “victim of a prank,” referring to what he has called a hacker’s access to his Twitter account and a tweet to a woman in Seattle with a picture of a groin.

It didn’t immediately appear that the incidents were connected.

Google said in its post that its affected Gmail users were victims of a “phishing” scheme. That tactic allows hackers to obtain user names and passwords by asking for the information under the guise of providing security for online accounts.

“It’s important to stress that our internal systems have not been affected—these account hijackings were not the result of a security problem with Gmail itself,” Google said in the blog. “But we believe that being open about these security issues helps users better protect their information online.”
 
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