How to find out who hacked my phone

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I just found out that my phone was hacked. How do I find out who it was?

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Without knowing more details not possible to reply fruitful replies. How did you know that your phone is hacked? What symptoms are there? Is your phone locked/restart every time?
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  • mandymae3
    I know it was because my phone shut off by itself then turned back on...started making this alert warning none stop. also had a key lock code on the front that I never set up. and it was taking pics of me. like a lot of pics.
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  • ToddN2000
    Seems very strange. As for the alert warnings, I was getting those on my phone last week on vacation. Thing like tornado warnings. That is not a hack or a virus. Your other issues do sound strange. It may be possible you got hacked but those odds are slim. It may be defective electronics or other issue. Take it to your cell provide and have them check it out. As for finding out who hacked you that is usually near impossible today. That is why so many hacks go in prosecuted when discovered.
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  • mandymae3
    no. I know I was hacked. all my emails are gone. I had a factory reset done on my phone. phone says to start it back up must log into it with last known gmail it had. I tried that. says it doesn't exist. I tried logging into that gmail on another phone. same thing happened says the gmail doesn't exist. also at the same time my husband's phone starting acting weird. he took the battery aim and everything out of his. I'm so mad because I just got this phone 4 days ago.
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  • ToddN2000
    Where did you get the phone? I would go back and have them take a look at it. If this phone is tied to your Gmail account, it may be that account was hacked from the outside by a PC, or your own PC may have a virus or key logger that they were able to use. Another way this can happen is if you use your home Wi-Fi to save on a data plan if you have limits. They could have hacked your home network. If they locked you out of your email then your phone would be locked out as well.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    All the symptoms/what are the activities and these are not done by virus. Probably the phone is also not hacked. As you mentioned Gmail, assuming this is android based phone. Just for check, is it possible to insert another SIM and see if that happens again. As you mentioned Gmail does not exist, are you sure that you provided the correct email ID/phone no? If you forgot email ID, you can try with phone no which was registered earlier with this mail id. Or try Forgot email or More options.
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