Twitter account hacked

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  1. Alexrat1996 Suspended

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    I deactivated my Twitter account last weeks and I get an email saying my twitter account was reactived and logged in from an unusually location who the naughty person trying to logging to my account I had to change password and redelete the account
     
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    It's actually good practice to change an account's password before triggering a delete request... for the reason you just noted, i.e. someone else could try to revive the thing with a stolen pass.

    Thanks for sharing, hope others will consider your experience and benefit from it.
     
  3. Alexrat1996 thread starter Suspended

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    I deleted it again I hope I don't get hacked again
     
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    Yes and I deleted the account already
     
  6. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I had the same message on both of my Twitter accounts yesterday. One login came from New Mexico and the other just said it noticed suspicious activity.

    One account was opened in 2009 but I only used it that summer and the other one is my daily. Usually it warns me if I login from another browser which is normal but they always say the logon came from Arvada Colorado and not New Mexico. I changed the password.

    These "hackers" were busy yesterday.
     
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    Thanks for the information and the steps you took to ensure your account would not be hacked again OP.
     
  8. Alexrat1996 thread starter Suspended

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    Deleted the account who the bad person who can guess my password It hard to figure out
     
  9. Videomanmac macrumors 6502

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    One day, I found my Twitter account to have a lot of unwanted and random followers!
    --- Post Merged, Aug 22, 2016 ---
    What was the IP address?
     
  10. Alexrat1996 thread starter Suspended

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    Not even sure it won't say
     
  11. Videomanmac macrumors 6502

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    What was their location then?
     
  12. Alexrat1996 thread starter Suspended

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    The email won't say
     
  13. Videomanmac macrumors 6502

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    Have you been pwned?
     
  14. Alexrat1996 thread starter Suspended

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    Not sure I check Twitter setting and nothing
     
  15. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    They probably use a script that just tries to guess the password. Occasionally they will get lucky.
     
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  17. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I just got another one saying that twitter noticed suspicious login attempts. Here's the email I've been getting. It's not an actual login, just an attempt. This email IS from Twitter.

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    Same thing
     

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