Was my boyfriend hacked?

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I saw sent emails replying to personal ads on Craigslist on my boyfriend's Gmail. He claims that he was hacked and didn't send them. I'm the emails was an attached private picture if himself and his new number he barely got. With a message saying "hey baby up for some sexting fun" etc. It was an old picture. But this happened in June also the same time I found the August emails I also found 2 from June with the same old picture. And it doesn't add up that he was hacked by a human. Was he hacked?

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It’s possible. If you were able to get into his GMAIL account, he has a very weak password. I’m sure others can as well. Sometimes even old girlfriends/boyfriends, who knew the password before the relationship ended will hack an ex’s account to cause problems for the new relationship.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    You asked the question for your boyfriend. Is he hacked or not that is not so cleared here? How did you knew that, whatever he told you that is correct or rather he understood correctly? For safe and secure it is better to change all passwords of your mobile including social media & emails also with complex ones.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Sometimes, these type of messages leave people confused. Sometimes mobile may get slow or user deleted message by mistaken and people though that virus is a cause behind these type of behavior. But this is not true. Any mobile either it is iOS/Android/Windows, they all have such a mechanism that virus never attacks or mobile have enough built-in security. So don't install any anti virus especially for mobiles/tabs. This is absolutely not necessary. Only change the passwords for your better security.
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  • ToddN2000
    According to an article in ScientificAmerica only about 2% of mobile devices have been hacked. Granted it from 2013 but it could be worse today. It can happen but its rare. Read the article, it has some good insights.
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  • ToddN2000
    Here is a more recent article on viruses on mobile devices from April of 2017. I have been getting newsletters from this site for a few years now.  She has some very helpful information.
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