Was this facebook account hacked?

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This is the example scenario.One day,her Facebook status gets updated .Her friends inform her of it.She panics.She logs in to check the account.Before her password was 'India' (example)and this time too she gets access to her account via the same 'India' password.She thought her account was hacked via resetting password via password recovery via email but that din't happen cos her password wasn't reset bcos she got access after the status update using d same old password.She checks activity log and finds 2 statuses updated via mobile(it had mobile symbol) .She checked recently logged account sessions to check the details but she found no other old sessions except her own PC.She even noted that all mobile sessions were deleted/logged out from the session history.She is sure that she never kept a session open elsewhere in other PC/cell and her own PC/Cell is password protected and no one else had access to it in that time frame. Any idea how the intruder got her fb email-id and fb password? Some ethical hacking expert might put some light on this I guess. Could you tell your opinion on this?

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When I was first going to school for my bachelors, I was given a reused ID (they recycle after 6 months after graduation).  The person before me decided to sign up to FB with that email.

I posted on her wall advising that she should change the email address because the email was recycled (I knew no other way to get ahold of her).

Its also possible an app she’s given permission to posted on her behalf, so no authentication logs have been recorded that looked out of the ordinary.

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  • carlosdl
    Yes, there could be some malware installed on the pc or the phone.  Also, she might be using an easy-to-guess password.

    Some radical actions would include formatting the pc, uninstalling any apps from the phone and resetting it to the original settings, revoking access to any Facebook application, and finally changing passwords on the Facebook and e-mail accounts, making sure to use complex ones.
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