Help -- I think my macbook pro got hacked

Discussion in 'macOS' started by blackholesun, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. blackholesun macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2013
    when I start my computer, I see the mouse moves by itself and clicks on icons by itself. I was just watching it in awe:eek:... it went into my finder and started clicking on the files....I shut down my macbook several times, and it kept happening, until now. everything went back to normal..

    what should I do? if it got hacked, then how am I going to find who did this ? he/she could go through my privacy and this is very concerns me.

    please help
  2. rayhigh macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2012
  3. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    1. Go to System Preferences > Sharing.
    Do you have Screen Sharing or anything else ticked?

    2. Have you left your computer anywhere that someone could mess with it?
    The most likely method of "hacking" is through physical access.
    Make sure your computer is password protected at login and wake from sleep/screensaver. Change your password.
  4. w0lf macrumors 65816


    Feb 16, 2013
    Was it moving around like someone was using it or just sort of jumping around? Could be that your trackpack is failing.
  5. yliu macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2009
    You should have tried disconnecting it from network and turn off all wireless communications.
    I've never seen anything like that. I don't think it's a trackpad failure as the OP says how it clicked on files in finder.

    However, if someone would hack it to gain access to your information/files, they wouldn't make it so fancy. They would simply take the files.

    Is it possible that someone was playing a prank? They could have set up a Bluetooth mouse if you left it somewhere open. Think about where it happened, when it happened, how long did this happen. Did it happen after you left the place.
  6. ajanini macrumors member


    Jun 19, 2012
    São Paulo, Brazil
    Since you're on a MacBook, it could be that the battery is aging and swelling up. It could be pushing up against your trackpad and causing it to misbehave.

    I think your best bet is to take it to an Apple Store and have them check it out for you.

    Good luck!
  7. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Have you ever enabled remote access....It's unlikely, but possible, and if you have , a third party could be causing the erratic behaviour. I'd be more inclined to go with the battery though....check for swelling etc. If it is showing signs, take it to Apple.

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