I Need Help - A hacker just jacked my friend, Input sought

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Hi all, firstly I think this post was the reason places like this were built!

Here's the situation, someone has hacked the email of my friend and stole admin of their Facebook page about 130,000 extremely active users of the content.

Now I am just waiting for them to drop an advert and locate their network through adsense, they had an adsense ad but took it down so now I am playing a waiting game.

My plan is locate the adsense sites associated with the account and do whatever I'm going to do, no need for detail for obvious reasons.

He has contacted my friend (On two Facebook accounts already deleted) and offered to sell it back to her, believe me when I say this girl does a lot of good for women and children, probably the reason this has annoyed me so much, she helps women through bad situations with children and a lot of stuff like that.

My plan is pass along ill do whatever to his associated sites if he doesn't return the page to her, In my mind that seems about right, now she will recover obviously however this plays out but its poor form.

What has been done:
Email stole
Facebook page stole
content stole and reposted
images, video's & text
offer to sell back the Facebook Page

My Questions:

1. What would you do?
2. Can i get the advert back on that facebook page like wayback machine or something?
3. Any ideas for another solution?

feel free to private mail me rather than post, thank you in advance
#facebook #friend #hacker #input #jacked #question #sought
  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    First what you should do is seek out a forum that is dedicated to this sort of thing. This, after all, is a marketing forum


    A bar of iron cost $5. Made into horseshoes, it's worth $12. Made into needles, it's worth $3500. Made into balance springs for watches, it's worth $300,000. Your value is determined by what you are able to make of yourself

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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    Was the password 1234?
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  • Profile picture of the author trobo
    Was the password password?
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
      Originally Posted by trobo View Post

      Was the password password?
      Lol, the user name was name.
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  • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
    I use pw1234. Haven't been hacked, yet. :-)

    Cheers. - Frank
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  • Profile picture of the author MobileMonkey
    I'm sorry to hear that, really. I know it really sucks when you lose control over your things like that...happened to me too (twice, different things), luckily nothing important was involved.

    I think the best thing you can do is to contact Facebook, they are the only ones with the power to return the control...now the hacker probably changed all the account info so it might be pretty hard proving your friend is the true owner of the account.

    Something like this happened to me as well, one was email provider and another was this software platform.
    Email provider hooked me up fairly quickly and the whole situation was resolved within a few hours after a chat with the support.
    The platform guys actually refused to restore my access saying that the account was not hacked judging from their side...so I lost that account...
    Hard to say what Facebook will say.

    Second solution I can think of is to hire a hacker yourself. There are 100% legal companies that deal with security and they could hack the account themselves and give you the access. BUT hacking Facebook might be hard and they might not want to do it...still you can at least consult them and see if they don't have any useful suggestions.

    If your friend was a big content creator (I assume since you've mentioned a lot of active users) she might have a better chance proving her ownership.

    Final option is to pay of course...as much as it sucks those 130000 people are probably worth the money.
    And if the price the hacker wants is really high she could try to run a donation from the very people she helped...I mean if each person donates a dollar...you know what I mean.
    She could try doing this after her account is restored...after she payed...

    So those are my two cents.
    I really hope this gets resolved soon and painlessly.
    Best of luck to your friend
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    • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
      Originally Posted by MobileMonkey View Post

      I think the best thing you can do is to contact Facebook,
      Good luck with that. We'll all be using Bitcoin by the time they respond to you.

      Cheers. - Frank
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  • Profile picture of the author Gambino
    Was the password wZ#4pQq#!pfW+?
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Bales
    Next time use StrongPassWordGenerator.com
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  • Thank you for the advice, Page has now been returned to friend, All's well that ends well
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