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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  • Subhendu Sen
    Generally, this is not possible to know the culprit who did this while we don't have such improved tools/ software that can help us to trace. If you have enough evidences then you can knock your local administrator's door. They may help you to trace. However, meanwhile you can change all necessary passwords with complex ones.  
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  • TheRealRaven
    With throwaway phones, cheap used laptops, Internet cafes (and other WiFi hot-spots), throwaway e-mail addresses, anonymizers and who knows what else, there's no reason to think that any tracing would lead to any actual individual. And losing a Gmail account and its associated e-mails probably has nothing to do with a hacked phone.
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  • danalouiserogersagmail
    Ive been on the dating site POF for 4 months now,mailnly to meet new people,as ive been in a domestic marriage for 18 yrs now.Anyway my soon to be EX HUSBAND has once again hacked into my profile and is writing to random gentlemen leaving discusting comments.How do i stop him.Hes already stolen my identity and drained all my supperannuation and bank accoints,as well as my TAX,for many yrs now.Jason Rogers is his name and main EMAIL is stoneworks933@hotmail.com,pls help me,sincerely WIFE of beast...
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  • Subhendu Sen

    @danalouiserogersagmail, so he is you ex-husband & right now he stolen your passwords including your bank accounts details. How many days after that he did all of these? Have you informed your local administrator or your bank manager for this incidents? Have you instructed the bank to stop all payments? Have you changed your all passwords with strong ones and checked what happens? What type of device are you using now? Are you doing all transactions through your smartphone or using laptop/ PC also? Please provide more details.

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  • ToddN2000
    @danalouiserogersagmail: First this is change all your passwords, from a safe computer or smart phone, like one at work or a friends incase he has installed a keylogger. Make them strong passwords. No names of kids, pets, vacation places, favorite food. No significant dates like birthdays or other dates.  These are easy to hack just by lucky guessing. And a lot of this information can come from social media sites like Facebook and others. Make them long as well usually 8 or 10 is good. Each extra character, number or symbol make it exponentially harder to crack. Just a tip, by you posting his name and email here, he may be able to use it against you in court if he finds out because he will have documented proof of harassment. I feel for your situation as I went through a nasty divorce almost 30 years ago. Best of luck.
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  • TheRealRaven
    @danalouiserogersagmail : If you have actual evidence, turn it over to your lawyer first.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Moreover, after changing all related passwords, if possible, please stop use your phone/ laptop/ PC for few days. Also you can contact a good friend whom you rely for more help.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    What are you going to do once you catch the perpetrator? You're probably better off making a police report and having them investigate...assuming they will.
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