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Facebook got hacked?

Post by abbby » Fri, 04 Dec 2020 4:55 pm

Had a message from Facebook saying someone tried to access my account from Hong Kong at 3 am..SO the question is, did Facebook actually block the person from logging in or did the hacker managed to log in and later blocked? Anyone had similar experiences?
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Re: Facebook got hacked?

Post by bro75 » Fri, 04 Dec 2020 5:46 pm

Do you use some sort of 2 factor authentication?

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Re: Facebook got hacked?

Post by therat » Fri, 04 Dec 2020 5:58 pm

Experience few years back, but not from hong kong. It was from Indonesia, not once but few time in 1 midnight.
Saw the email next day, change the password asap

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Re: Facebook got hacked?

Post by abbby » Sat, 05 Dec 2020 10:10 am

bro75 wrote:
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Do you use some sort of 2 factor authentication?
No.. Only login email and password.
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Re: Facebook got hacked?

Post by bro75 » Sat, 05 Dec 2020 11:07 am

I am not sure if the hacker was successful. If your password was not changed, the hacker was probably not successful but change your password and add 2FA if FB is important.

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Re: Facebook got hacked?

Post by abbby » Sun, 06 Dec 2020 1:41 am

Bro75 : it's possible to add 2FA to fb?
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Re: Facebook got hacked?

Post by bro75 » Sun, 06 Dec 2020 1:11 pm

abbby wrote:
Sun, 06 Dec 2020 1:41 am
Bro75 : it's possible to add 2FA to fb?
Abby, yes . I currently use my phone fb app as a code generator to verify new fb log-ins . I do not know if the old method of just texting the code to your phone is still available.

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Re: Facebook got hacked?

Post by abbby » Sun, 06 Dec 2020 1:19 pm

bro75 wrote:
Sun, 06 Dec 2020 1:11 pm
abbby wrote:
Sun, 06 Dec 2020 1:41 am
Bro75 : it's possible to add 2FA to fb?
Abby, yes . I currently use my phone fb app as a code generator to verify new fb log-ins . I do not know if the old method of just texting the code to your phone is still available.
Great thanks..let me go figure this out.
Seems like Gmail and Facebook are always targets of account hacking.
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