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How to Tell if Your Phone Has Been Hacked

by on May 28, 2020
in Privacy, Phones and Mobile, Mobile Apps, Tips & How-Tos :: 724 comments

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From email to banking, our smartphones are the main hub of our online lives. No wonder that smartphones rival computers as common targets for online hackers. And despite the efforts of Google and Apple, mobile malware continues to land in official app stores – and these malicious apps are getting sneakier. According to the McAfee 2020 Mobile Threat Report, over half of mobile malware apps “hide” on a device, without a homescreen icon, hijacking the device to serve unwanted ads, post bogus reviews, or steal information that can be sold or used to hold victims to ransom.

And while iPhones can be hacked, more malware targets Android devices. In its 2020 State of Malware Report, MalwareBytes reported a rise in aggressive adware and preinstalled malware on Android devices designed to steal data – or simply victims’ attention.

Malware can also include spyware that monitors a device’s content, programs that harness a device’s internet bandwidth for use in a botnet to send spam, or phishing screens that steal a user’s logins when entered into a compromised, legitimate app.

It is often downloaded from non-official sources, including phishing links sent via email or message, as well as malicious websites. (While security experts recommend always downloading from official app stores – like the Apple App Store or Google Play – some countries are unable to access certain apps from these sources, for example, secure messaging apps that would allow people to communicate secretly.)

Then there are the commercial spy apps that require physical access to download to a phone – often done by those well-known to the victim, such as a partner or parent – and which can monitor everything that occurs on the device.

Not sure if you may have been hacked? We spoke to Josh Galindo, director of training at uBreakiFix, about how to tell a smartphone might have been compromised. And, we explore the twelve ways your phone can be hacked and the steps you can take to protect yourself.

6 Signs your phone may have been hacked

1. Noticeable decrease in battery life

While a phone’s battery life inevitably decreases over time, a smartphone that has been compromised by malware may start to display a significantly decreased lifespan. This is because the malware – or spy app – may be using up phone resources to scan the device and transmit the information back to a criminal server.

(That said, simple everyday use can equally deplete a phone’s lifespan. Check if that’s the case by running through these steps for improving your Android or iPhone battery life.)

2. Sluggish performance

Do you find your phone frequently freezing, or certain applications crashing? This could be down to malware that is overloading the phone’s resources or clashing with other applications.

You may also experience continued running of applications despite efforts to close them, or even have the phone itself crash and/or restart repeatedly.

(As with reduced battery life, many factors could contribute to a slower phone – essentially, its everyday use, so first try deep cleaning your Android or iPhone.)

3. High data usage

Another sign of a compromised phone is an unusually high data bill at the end of the month, which can come from malware or spy apps running in the background, sending information back to its server.

4. Outgoing calls or texts you didn’t send

If you’re seeing lists of calls or texts to numbers you don’t know, be wary – these could be premium-rate numbers that malware is forcing your phone to contact; the proceeds of which land in the cyber-criminal’s wallet. In this case, check your phone bill for any costs you don’t recognize.

5. Mystery pop-ups

While not all pop-ups mean your phone has been hacked, constant pop-up alerts could indicate that your phone has been infected with adware, a form of malware that forces devices to view certain pages that drive revenue through clicks. Even if a pop-up isn’t the result of a compromised phone, many may be phishing links that attempt to get users to type in sensitive info – or download more malware.

6. Unusual activity on any accounts linked to the device

If a hacker has access to your phone, they also have access to its accounts – from social media to email to various lifestyle or productivity apps. This could reveal itself in activity on your accounts, such as resetting a password, sending emails, marking unread emails that you don’t remember reading, or signing up for new accounts whose verification emails land in your inbox.

In this case, you could be at risk for identity fraud, where criminals open new accounts or lines of credit in your name, using information taken from your breached accounts. It’s a good idea to change your passwords – without updating them on your phone – before running a security sweep on your phone itself.

What to do if your phone is hacked

If you’ve experienced any of these symptoms of a hacked smartphone, the best first step is to download a mobile security app.

For Android, we like Bitdefender or McAfee for their robust feature sets and high ratings from independent malware analysis labs.

And while iPhones may be less prone to hacks, they aren’t totally immune. Lookout for iOS flags apps that are acting maliciously, potentially dangerous Wi-Fi networks, and if the iPhone has been jailbroken (which increases its risk for hacking). It’s free, with $2.99/month for identity protection, including alerts of logins being exposed.

Who would hack your phone?

By now, government spying is such a common refrain that we may have become desensitized to the notion that the NSA taps our phone calls or the FBI can hack our computers whenever it wants. Yet there are other technological means – and motives – for hackers, criminals and even the people we know, such as a spouse or employer, to hack into our phones and invade our privacy. And unless you’re a high-profile target – journalist, politician, political dissident, business executive, criminal – that warrants special interest, it’s far more likely to be someone close to you than a government entity doing the spying.

12 ways your phone can be hacked

From targeted breaches and vendetta-fueled snooping to opportunistic land grabs for the data of the unsuspecting, here are twelve ways someone could be spying on your cell phone – and what you can do about it.

1. Spy apps

There is a glut of phone monitoring apps designed to covertly track someone’s location and snoop on their communications. Many are advertised to suspicious partners or distrustful employers, but still more are marketed as a legitimate tool for safety-concerned parents to keep tabs on their kids. Such apps can be used to remotely view text messages, emails, internet history, and photos; log phone calls and GPS locations; some may even hijack the phone’s mic to record conversations made in person. Basically, almost anything a hacker could possibly want to do with your phone, these apps would allow.

And this isn’t just empty rhetoric. When we studied cell phone spying apps back in 2013, we found they could do everything they promised. Worse, they were easy for anyone to install, and the person who was being spied on would be none the wiser that there every move was being tracked.

“There aren’t too many indicators of a hidden spy app – you might see more internet traffic on your bill, or your battery life may be shorter than usual because the app is reporting back to a third-party,” says Chester Wisniewski, principal research scientist at security firm Sophos.


Spy apps are available on Google Play, as well as non-official stores for iOS and Android apps, making it pretty easy for anyone with access to your phone (and a motive) to download one.

How to protect yourself

  • Since installing spy apps require physical access to your device, putting a passcode on your phone greatly reduces the chances of someone being able to access your phone in the first place. And since spy apps are often installed by someone close to you (think spouse or significant other), pick a code that won’t be guessed by anyone else.
  • Go through your apps list for ones you don’t recognize.
  • Don’t jailbreak your iPhone. “If a device isn’t jailbroken, all apps show up,” says Wisniewski. “If it is jailbroken, spy apps are able to hide deep in the device, and whether security software can find it depends on the sophistication of the spy app [because security software scans for known malware].”
  • For iPhones, ensuring you phone isn’t jailbroken also prevents anyone from downloading a spy app to your phone, since such software – which tampers with system-level functions - doesn’t make it onto the App Store.
  • Download a mobile security app. For Android, we like Bitdefender or McAfee, and for iOS, we recommend Lookout for iOS.

2. Phishing messages

Whether it’s a text claiming to be from a coronavirus contact tracer, or a friend exhorting you to check out this photo of you last night, SMS texts containing deceptive links that aim to scrape sensitive information (otherwise known as phishing or “smishing”) continue to make the rounds.

And with people often checking their email apps throughout the day, phishing emails are just as lucrative for attackers.

Periods such as tax season tend to attract a spike in phishing messages, preying on people’s concern over their tax return, while this year’s coronavirus-related government stimulus payment period has resulted in a bump in phishing emails purporting to be from the IRS.

Android phones may also fall prey to texts with links to download malicious apps (The same scam isn’t prevalent for iPhones, which are commonly non-jailbroken and therefore can’t download apps from anywhere except the App Store.). Android will warn you, though, when you try to download an unofficial app and ask your permission to install it – do not ignore this warning.

Such malicious apps may expose a user’s phone data, or contain a phishing overlay designed to steal login information from targeted apps – for example, a user’s bank or email app.


Quite likely. Though people have learned to be skeptical of emails asking them to “click to see this funny video!”, security lab Kaspersky notes that they tend to be less wary on their phones.

How to protect yourself

  • Keep in mind how you usually verify your identity with various accounts – for example, your bank will never ask you to input your full password or PIN.
  • Check the IRS’s phishing section to familiarize yourself with how the tax agency communicates with people, and verify any communications you receive
  • Avoid clicking links from numbers you don’t know, or in curiously vague messages from friends, especially if you can’t see the full URL.
  • If you do click on the link and try to download an unofficial app, your Android phone should notify you before installing it. If you ignored the warning or the app somehow otherwise bypassed Android security, delete the app and/or run a mobile security scan.

3. Unauthorized access to iCloud or Google account

Hacked iCloud and Google accounts offer access to an astounding amount of information backed up from your smartphone – photos, phonebooks, current location, messages, call logs and in the case of the iCloud Keychain, saved passwords to email accounts, browsers and other apps. And there are spyware sellers out there who specifically market their products against these vulnerabilities.

Online criminals may not find much value in the photos of regular folk – unlike nude pictures of celebrities that are quickly leaked – but they know the owners of the photos do, says Wisniewski, which can lead to accounts and their content being held digitally hostage unless victims pay a ransom.

Additionally, a cracked Google account means a cracked Gmail, the primary email for many users.

Having access to a primary email can lead to domino-effect hacking of all the accounts that email is linked to – from your Facebook account to your mobile carrier account, paving the way for a depth of identity theft that would seriously compromise your credit.


“This is a big risk. All an attacker needs is an email address; not access to the phone, nor the phone number,” Wisniewski says. If you happen to use your name in your email address, your primary email address to sign up for iCloud/Google, and a weak password that incorporates personally identifiable information, it wouldn’t be difficult for a hacker who can easily glean such information from social networks or search engines.

How to protect yourself

  • Create a strong password for these key accounts (and as always, your email).
  • Enable login notifications so you are aware of sign-ins from new computers or locations.
  • Enable two-factor authentication so that even if someone discovers your password, they can’t access your account without access to your phone.
  • To prevent someone resetting your password, lie when setting up password security questions. You would be amazed how many security questions rely on information that is easily available on the Internet or is widely known by your family and friends.

4. Bluetooth hacking

Any wireless connection may be vulnerable to cyber-snoops – and earlier this year, security researchers found a vulnerability in Android 9 and older devices that would allow hackers to secretly connect over Bluetooth, then scrape data on the device. (In Android 10 devices, the attack would have crashed Bluetooth, making connection impossible.)

While the vulnerability has since been patched in security updates out soon after, attackers may be able to hack your Bluetooth connection through other vulnerabilities – or by tricking you into pairing with their device by giving it another name (like "AirPods" or another universal name). And once connected, your personal information would be at risk.


“Rather low, unless it is a targeted attack,” says Dmitry Galov, security researcher at Kaspersky.“ Even then, a lot of factors have to come together to make it possible.”

How to protect yourself

  • Only turn your Bluetooth on when you are actually using it
  • Don’t pair a device in public to avoid falling prey to malicious pairing requests.
  • Always download security updates to patch vulnerabilities as soon as they’re discovered

5. SIM swapping

Another reason to be stringent about what you post online: cybercriminals can call up cellular carriers to pose as legitimate customers who have been locked out of their accounts. By providing stolen personal information, they’re able to get the phone number ported to their own device and use it to ultimately take over a person’s online accounts. In a spat of Instagram handle thefts, for example, hackers used known login names to request password changes and intercept multi-factor authentication texts sent to the stolen phone number. The purpose? To hold victims for ransom or, in the case of high-value names, sell on underground marketplaces. Some people have also had cryptocurrency accounts hijacked and drained.

On top of that, researchers found that there were representatives at all five major carriers who authenticated users giving the wrong information (such as billing address or zip code), by instead asking for the last three digits of the last two dialed numbers. Researchers were able to provide these details by first sending a text instructing users to call a certain number, which played a voicemail telling them to call a second number.


“Currently, SIM swapping is especially popular in Africa and Latin America,” says Galov. “But we know about modern cases from different countries worldwide.”

How to protect yourself

  • Don’t use guessable numbers for your carrier PIN – like your birthday or family birthdays, all of which could be found on social media.
  • Choose an authenticator app such as Authy or Google Authenticator instead of SMS for 2FA. “This measure will protect you in most cases,” says Galov.
  • Use strong passwords and multi-factor authentication for all your online accounts to minimize the risk of a hack that can reveal personal information used to hijack your SIM.

6. Hacked phone camera

As video calling becomes increasingly prevalent for work and family connection, it’s highlighted the importance of securing computer webcams from hackers – but that front-facing phone cam could also be at risk. A since-fixed glitch in the Android onboard Camera app, for example, would have allowed attackers to record video, steal photos and geolocation data of images, while malicious apps with access to your camera app (see below) might also allow cybercriminals to hijack your camera.


Less prevalent than computer webcam hacks.

How to protect yourself

  • Always download security updates for all apps and your device.

7. Apps that over-request permissions

While many apps over-request permissions for the purpose of data harvesting, some may be more malicious – particularly if downloaded from non-official stores – requesting intrusive access to anything from your location data to your camera roll.

According to Kaspersky research, many malicious apps in 2020 take advantage of access to Accessibility Service, a mode intended to facilitate the use of smartphones for people with disabilities. “With permission to use this, a malicious application has almost limitless possibilities for interacting with the system interface and apps,” says Galov. Some stalkerware apps, for instance, take advantage of this permission.

Free VPN apps are also likely culprits for over-requesting permissions. In 2019, researchers found that two-thirds of the top 150 most-downloaded free VPN apps on Android made requests for sensitive data such as users’ locations.


Over-requesting permissions happens commonly, Galov says.

How to protect yourself

  • Read app permissions and avoid downloading apps that request more access than they should need to operate.
  • Even if an app’s permissions seem to line up with its function, check reviews online.
  • For Android, download an antivirus app such as Bitdefender or McAfee that will scan apps before download, as well as flag suspicious activity on apps you do have.

8. Snooping via open Wi-Fi networks

The next time you happen upon a password-free Wi-Fi network in public, it’s best not to get online. Eavesdroppers on an unsecured Wi-Fi network can view all its unencrypted traffic. And nefarious public hotspots can redirect you to lookalike banking or email sites designed to capture your username and password. Nor is it necessarily a shifty manager of the establishment you’re frequenting. For example, someone physically across the road from a coffee shop could set up a login-free Wi-Fi network named after the café, in hopes of catching useful login details for sale or identity theft.


Any tech-savvy person could potentially download the necessary software to intercept and analyze Wi-Fi traffic.

How to protect yourself

  • Only use public Wi-Fi networks that are secured with a password and have WPA2/3 enabled (you’ll see this on the login screen requesting password), where traffic is encrypted by default during transmission.
  • Download a VPN app to encrypt your smartphone traffic. NordVPN (Android/iOS from $3.49/month) is a great all-round choice that offers multi-device protection, for your tablet and laptop for example.
  • If you must connect to a public network and don’t have a VPN app, avoid entering in login details for banking sites or email. If you can’t avoid it, ensure the URL in your browser address bar is the correct one. And never enter private information unless you have a secure connection to the other site (look for “https” in the URL and a green lock icon in the address bar).
  • Turning on two-factor authentication for online accounts will also help protect your privacy on public Wi-Fi.

9. Apps with weak encryption

Even apps that aren’t malicious can leave your mobile device vulnerable. According to InfoSec Institute, apps that use weak encryption algorithms can leak your data to someone looking for it. Or, those with improperly implemented strong algorithms can create other back doors for hackers to exploit, allowing access to all the personal data on your phone.


“A potential risk, but a less likely threat than others such as unsecured Wi-Fi or phishing,” says Galov.

How to protect yourself

  • Check app reviews online before downloading – not only on app stores (which are often subject to spam reviews), but on Google search, for sketchy behavior that other users may have reported.
  • If possible, only download apps from reputable developers – for example, who turn up on Google with positive reviews and feedback results, or on user reviews sites like Trustpilot. According to Kaspersky, “the onus is on developers and organizations to enforce encryption standards before apps are deployed.”

10. SS7 global phone network vulnerability

A communication protocol for mobile networks across the world, Signaling System No 7 (SS7), has a vulnerability that lets hackers spy on text messages, phone calls and locations, armed only with someone’s mobile phone number.

The security issues have been well-known for years, and hackers have been exploiting this hole to intercept two-factor authentication (2FA) codes sent via SMS from banks, with cybercriminals in Germany draining victims’ bank accounts. The UK’s Metro Bank fell prey to a similar attack.

This method could also be used to hack other online accounts, from email to social media, wrecking financial and personal havoc.

According to security researcher Karsten Nohl, law enforcement and intelligence agencies use the exploit to intercept cell phone data, and hence don’t necessarily have great incentive to seeing that it gets patched.


The likelihood is growing, as the minimal resources needed to exploit this vulnerability have made it available to cybercriminals with a much smaller profile who are seeking to steal 2FA codes for online accounts – rather than tap the phones of political leaders, CEO or other people whose communications could hold high worth in underground marketplaces.

How to protect yourself

  • Choose email or (safer yet) an authentication app as your 2FA method, instead of SMS.
  • Use an end-to-end encrypted message service that works over the internet (thus bypassing the SS7 protocol), says Wisniewski. WhatsApp (free, iOS/Android), Signal (free, iOS/Android) and Wickr Me (free, iOS/Android) all encrypt messages and calls, preventing anyone from intercepting or interfering with your communications.
  • Be aware that if you are in a potentially targeted group your phone conversations could be monitored and act accordingly.

11. Malicious charging stations

While travel and tourism may not be on the horizon anytime soon, last year the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office released a security alert about the risk of hijacked public USB power charging stations in locations such as airports and hotels.

Malicious charging stations – including malware-loaded computers – take advantage of the fact that standard USB cables transfer data as well as charge battery. Older Android phones may even automatically mount the hard drive upon connection to any computer, exposing its data to an unscrupulous owner.

Security researchers have also shown it’s possible to hijack the video-out feature so that when plugged into a malicious charge hub, a hacker can monitor every keystroke, including passwords and sensitive data.


Low. There are no widely-known instances of hijacked charging points, while newer Android phones ask for permission to load their hard drive when plugged into a new computer; iPhones request a PIN. However, new vulnerabilities may be discovered.

How to protect yourself

  • Don’t plug into unknown devices; bring a wall charger. You might want to invest in a charge-only USB cable like PortaPow ($9.99 for two-pack on Amazon)
  • If a public computer is your only option to revive a dead battery, select the “Charge only” option (Android phones) if you get a pop-up when you plug in, or deny access from the other computer (iPhone).

12. Fake cellular towers, like FBI’s Stingray

The FBI, IRS, ICE, DEA, U.S. National Guard, Army and Navy are among the government bodies known to use cellular surveillance devices (the eponymous StingRays) that mimic bona fide network towers.

StingRays, and similar pretender wireless carrier towers, force nearby cell phones to drop their existing carrier connection to connect to the StingRay instead, allowing the device’s operators to monitor calls and texts made by these phones, their movements, and the numbers of who they text and call.

As StingRays have a radius of about 1km, an attempt to monitor a suspect’s phone in a crowded city center could amount to tens of thousands of phones being tapped.

Until late 2015, warrants weren’t required for StingRay-enabled cellphone tracking. The American Civil Liberties Union has identified over 75 federal agencies in over 27 states that own StingRays, but notes that this number is likely a drastic underestimate. Though some states outlaw the use of eavesdropping tech unless in criminal investigations, many agencies don’t obtain warrants for their use.


While the average citizen isn’t the target of a StingRay operation, it’s impossible to know what is done with extraneous data captured from non-targets, thanks to tight-lipped federal agencies.

How to protect yourself

  • Use encrypted messaging and voice call apps, particularly if you enter a situation that could be of government interest, such as a protest. Signal (free, iOS/Android) and Wickr Me (free, iOS/Android) both encrypt messages and calls, preventing anyone from intercepting or interfering with your communications. Most encryption in use today isn’t breakable, says Wisniewski, and a single phone call would take 10-15 years to decrypt.

“The challenging thing is, what the police have legal power to do, hackers can do the same,” Wisniewski says. “We’re no longer in the realm of technology that costs millions and which only the military have access to. Individuals with intent to interfere with communications have the ability to do so.”

From security insiders to less tech-savvy folk, many are already moving away from traditional, unencrypted communications – and perhaps in several years, it will be unthinkable that we ever allowed our private conversations and information to fly through the ether unprotected.

Updated on 5/28/2020 with new ways your phone can be hacked and what you can do to protect yourself.

[image credit: hacker smartphone concept via BigStockPhoto]

Natasha Stokes has been a technology writer for more than 7 years covering consumer tech issues, digital privacy and cybersecurity. As the features editor at TOP10VPN, she covered online censorship and surveillance that impact the lives of people around the world. Her work has also appeared on BBC Worldwide, CNN, Time and Travel+Leisure.

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From Esperanza franco on March 10, 2017 :: 7:33 am

My hubends phone has been hacked mutipule time and they are using all my emails to do so need help to stop it


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From Geo metro on April 23, 2017 :: 12:12 pm

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From Sarah on April 25, 2017 :: 6:07 am

Hi my sister erased everything on my iPod 6 and we don’t know the email or password to our iCloud and do not want to tell our parents is their any way we can hack it and bring everything back


May not be possible, but you can try

From Josh Kirschner on April 25, 2017 :: 8:24 am

There is no way to “hack” your iPod to bring everything back. However, it may be possible to recover some of the data using data recovery tools. This article explains one of the ways to do it:

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My phone is hacked and every thing else in home and car



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This might not help your mindset unfortunately, however, while the people who can help pinpoint and describe the most common ways to digitally compromise somebodies privacy and also help close and reinforce the windows on potential hackers…
They can also hack your phone alot easier than the average joe


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Mine to sally, I’m monitored 24/7 😔

Could be...

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Just wondering if this situation was resolved.  I am dealing with the same thing

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Anyone know who to hire to track who is doing this and stop it? Even anew phone is hacked before we get it home.

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Hi there!  I’m in the exact situation as you.  It’s no way to live!  I’m hoping maybe you have found resolution and could share your findings with me?  I need some help to get out of this mess!  Please feel free to message me back.  Thank you so much and I look forward to hearing from you!

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my cell phone and email seems to be hacked

From steve on September 06, 2017 :: 2:23 pm

I get dozens of text and email from people who say thay saw my pic on craigslist, even more upsettng Iam getting text from people saying I texted them from my phone. I have no idea who these people are

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Sounds more like a prank than hacking

From Josh Kirschner on September 06, 2017 :: 4:22 pm

It sounds like someone posting a Craigslist listing with your info, rather than hacking. Did you try doing a Google search on your email address of Craigslist to see what is being posted?

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From the 1 on January 09, 2019 :: 9:50 pm


Not sure

From Someone on November 10, 2019 :: 3:07 am

Not sure you’re hacked maybe they just got ur info somewhere and are harassing you just block them!!


From Robin on October 31, 2017 :: 8:29 pm

My phone has been acting up being weird


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Don’t worry my phone and I pad is not working do I’m useing myself tablet the only normal one

Help please

From Thandekayo on February 07, 2018 :: 5:27 am

My phone has been hacked too I’m getting calls from different number but its a same voice,that person has pointed my boy friend with a gun on free while driving


Get their plates and call

From No one on November 10, 2019 :: 3:08 am

Get their plates and call the police

My phone is stolen

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Use Android phone locator

From Josh Kirschner on July 16, 2018 :: 11:24 am

File a police report, of course, and try using the Android Find My Device to see if you can track down its location:

If you had a good password for your lock screen, that should prevent anyone from accessing the information on your phone.


From kris g on October 18, 2018 :: 11:17 am

I know something ir someone gas got my phone..cant figure it out..lots of weird like phones on google acct that says this is phone u r on..but im not..log ins from unrecognized browsers..cant do 2 step authentication


account hacked

From Angela R. on January 13, 2019 :: 12:58 am

I just want this to be fixed please help


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From Ez on March 29, 2019 :: 6:36 pm

My phone is hacked



From Person 2 on January 04, 2020 :: 12:37 pm


Some one. Hacking me

From Mary hunt on April 22, 2019 :: 3:09 pm

My email my phone how can i stop this


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From Mistu on October 16, 2019 :: 9:37 pm

Someone hacked my cell phones it’s a Samsung order j3 and it’s got a password on the lock screen.or the home screen I can’t get et into nothing


Doesn't sound like a hack

From Josh Kirschner on October 22, 2019 :: 1:12 pm

Someone hacking your phone wouldn’t (and probably couldn’t) change your lock screen password. If you can’t get past your lock screen you will need to reset your device. Here is how to reset your phone if you forget your password.

Need a really genius help... hope u can help bro

From Amit on November 18, 2019 :: 11:23 pm

Hi, i am going through a bad time… my fluency has hacked my phone and used my personal stuff to blame me and to put me down in our family. She never wanted to marry me, her family was forcing her. Now the thing is she keeps on using my personal information and keeps on bullying me.using the personal information to target me. I just want to come out of it. Guide me. Just need to make sure my phone will not be hacked again. If i can get access to her whats app and gallery is enough..


yes my ex had hacked

From anita on February 15, 2020 :: 4:22 pm

yes my ex had hacked my phone and keep getting everything i do. even has gotten my new numbers how can i fix this


Anita my ex is doing the same to me and she destroying my life

From Billy EICHELBERGER on August 08, 2021 :: 7:10 am

I have an iPhone 12 and my ex wife and her daughter and Her Rich swinger friends .Have remote access to my cell phone . I paid an Apple consultant. And I filmed the day of the extraction .which shows the data being extracted . At first the Apple consultant acted like he was on my side . Until I started seeing more problems . Some where me . Some I know were not me . It cost me my General Foreman spot .The strange thing is they always find me . I had 4 numbers and they changed my name to Mario Alvarez on hot spot knowing I would freak out Also she or he can read my text messages . O

Me too

From Kelli on December 05, 2021 :: 8:36 am

Right after separation my phone & email sent strange passwords changed, switched carriers, phones, changed every single password. Sadly, my daughter, my exes sister, my sons, got several of my ex bfs in on this astonishing breach of my privacy. I’ve called prosecutor but they couldn’t help bc no tangible evidence & too petty for them to investigate. It’s devastated my life & made me quite paranoid. You’re in my prayers girl.

Helpless and alone

From Alfred on April 19, 2020 :: 7:37 pm

It is a Nokia 3.1c


Am I hacked?

From Delilah Roskosky on January 04, 2021 :: 4:54 pm

There is random videos in my cam roll from tiktok. I didn’t save them. And it says the wrong time. Say it’s 3:45 and it was saved at 4:49. And I hacked please help I am worried thank you!



From Muku on January 25, 2021 :: 5:16 am

Its gionee f10…. M from india


My WhatsApp removes pictures and

From Mapalesa on February 01, 2022 :: 1:29 pm

My WhatsApp removes pictures and changes the WhatsApp settings yet I don’t



From Tina on April 14, 2022 :: 9:47 pm

My Alfred Camara was hacked in my Bedroom!!!!!!!! How do I find out who it is



From NeilFumicelli on August 27, 2017 :: 4:39 am

I had a friend that got his phone hacked by spouse. He told her one day that he put aGPS on her phone, but he didn’t… He just wanted to make her confess where she was for the past few days, not important anymore, I hope he is doing better, he said his new phone is hacked too, but why? Who cares about his phone activities? He told me he doesn’t want to go to court with his wife because he doesn’t want to put her through anymore emotional stress. He is Happy for her and wants to do like the rest of the people who get divorced. Hopefully his wife will negotiate with him because he told me that he will rather die than walk away empty handed.



From James on October 04, 2017 :: 1:06 pm

Are these people on meth? Funny… People that take “points” of meth cant even stick to the point in convo


Reply to meth points

From Ali b on January 14, 2023 :: 9:53 am

That’s a funny comment although its true what you say. Meth life is a double edged sword in the hands of people who stay up way too long develop obsessions for gaining knowledge about every other method head around them because they’re afraid they’re cops or out to get them and the sad part is half those meth heads are hackers and using it because they are really out/to cause the other heads harm and the longer they use and obsess about a resentment or wrongdoing the more calculated and evil they are to people as well as the info they have bout the person. Many people are gang stalked and murdered by the closest people to them that get away with it because everyone turns their nose up because they say they’re just paranoid junkies when they’re telling the truth and in fear for their life and being robbed of their basic human deceency and rights to privacy and safety. 95percent of what society says is delusional paranoia is very real and its sad. Meth equals death tho and it’s just a consequence of dancing with the devil. I’ve been addicted to meth n my past and I witnessed and experienced a very dark side of society that is scarier or more terrifying than any stupid saw movie or what not. The movie “The Game’ with Michael Douglass is a mild first tier example of a day in the life of someone too deeply involved in the method game. Although the movie isn’t trying to portray that, that’s what it feels like and people are this deeply obsessed with psychological murder and trauma of other humans. Method steals every bit of love and light from the souls of what used to be such loving sweet people. The people who manufacture and pump the shit into the streets of this world need death row for selling this highly addictive poison. F#$@k dope and dope dealers. How do u sleep at night knowing ur profiting off the destruction of someone else’s quality of life. Sigh

the best

From Brian on November 01, 2018 :: 7:15 pm

These comments are awesome! I dont know if its translation issues, but they keep getting better! Keep up the fine work, Lol


Lol..I agree 100%

From CatNthaHat on March 18, 2020 :: 9:31 am

Lol..I agree 100%

Pretty obvious

From Confused?NotMe on October 04, 2020 :: 12:52 am

Most (not all) of these submissions are from paranoid schizophrenics, who are not taking their medication as they are supposed to and their delusions are pouring over their rationality.

The legitimate ones, seem to mainly be the problem of dysfunctional relationships-allowing a bf/gf/spouse that they shouldn’t even be with, having private information that could potentially ruin them, openly handed to said partner! A phone/computer should have a secret password that is NOT shared with anyone else!!! (unless you and that someone else actually only have the one phone that you both use!!!)And with a computer, you can set up 2 totally different user accounts. Never give anyone the pw and make sure you are completely logged out so they can’t get into your account. This isn’t my site so this is all I am going to say but come on people!

I thought I was the

From ReggaeRen on January 09, 2021 :: 12:23 pm

I thought I was the only one thinkin this…finally someone else pointed it out so I knew I wasn’t alone!

I'm ready for the divorce

From Biendecarr on June 14, 2019 :: 6:56 pm

I’ve tried once to do it. I want him to be happy. Going to court will not give me anymore emotional trauma. In fact I’m soon to be locked up so that makes a divorce really easy. What do you want to walk away with?



New phone

From Patricia White on December 03, 2017 :: 7:52 pm

My phone has been hacked into so will buying a a new phone sort the problem out



From Kiersten on March 16, 2021 :: 6:23 pm

They will keep hacking it even with a new phone


help me

From lllllliiiiiiiiiiilllllyyyyyyy on January 18, 2018 :: 12:46 pm

my phone has loads of blue and yellow lines horisantal and vertical and i have to ask siri to go on a app in 11 and i really need help please reply with some segestions if i turn it off and then back on it still does not work so what shall i do


Sounds like your screen is damaged

From Josh Kirschner on January 18, 2018 :: 1:30 pm

This sounds like a screen issue, not a hacking issue. I would take it into your local Apple store to have the display evaluated - it sounds like you may need to replace it. YOu can have it replaced at the Apple store (expensive, unless covered by warranty) or find an independent repair ship to do it.



From Tearesa Holland on March 27, 2018 :: 11:28 pm

Someone has hacked my kik account and is messaging contacts on there saying stuff I would never say

Most posts here do not make sense, beware.

From someone who cares on March 30, 2018 :: 10:37 am

most comments here do no look legit
people do not know how to write properly anymore
please check your grammar


What really matters?? To u

From CatNthaHat on March 18, 2020 :: 9:39 am

What really matters?? To u anyway? I’m sure even the creator isn’t bothered as much by the use of “proper grammar” ..who really gets off putting others down at someone else’s expense


Comments seen to not be proper english?

From Not crazy. Too SMART on May 05, 2021 :: 3:48 am

Its part of the hacking/harrassment. After you have types your comment it puppsely scrambles your spelling to make you sound illiterate.
I’ve had to go back already eh that made 7 times now. Its a new hack on phones of the AWAKENED & GANG STALKED



From Tmc on August 08, 2021 :: 9:29 am

They do scramble words to make you look stupid. Scrambled and misspelled words are another sign that the writer is being hacked and gang-stalked.  Methheads do it for entertainment. Stay up all night and day for days at a time, hacking and harassing, stealing your identity, lying, cheating, stealing…’s all they know.  Super paranoid too.  Can’t leave home w/o their blackberry or raspberry pi phones they track you with. Fried brains.  They use directed energy weapons to beam various radio frequency waves at you and your electronic equipment too.  Big in Kansas City now.

Targeted individual

From Tina on June 06, 2018 :: 4:13 pm

U are a targeted individual.
#1rule is u must be surveillanced 24 hours 7. Days a week.they break into my home when I’m not there and install audio and cameras.i have had my food poisoned.they put something into my shampoo to make my hair fall out by the clumps.
#2 they Will contact everyone u have contact with.then they become community police.which then work for your stalkers or they send a perp to u to become friends boyfriend.
#3 they hack every phone u get through cell towers and ur Wi-Fi any time u get a new phone or phone number.they get all ur info cause u gotta connect to some Wi-Fi or the 1st call u make hits a cell tower to connect my phone is hacked they can control all functions of my phone.they use it to record me wen I’m not on the phone they can record any sound in the room I’m in.and they can take pics of me through my camera on my phone.all this is done while I’m not using my phone.the use my phone to track location.they use it as a connection. To the above 2 rules.



From Debbie on October 11, 2018 :: 2:10 pm

So how do you get your phone back ? And stop them from controlling it again. I don’t have any control of my phone, they do. What can I do.


Gangstalked in retaliation for federal w

From T Lynn on April 30, 2019 :: 1:41 am

I’ve been gangstalked since August 2013. A telephone network device was hidden under my house so all my calls were intercepted, my dog and cat were killed, my house was broken into dozens of times and vandalized to the tune of about $25,000. I’ve lost count of how many computers, cell phones and smartphones were hacked to death. I found surveillance devices in my house nearly daily and was kept isolated from everyone. Every time I left my house I came back to find something destroyed. This was and is being done because I filed and won a large class action lawsuit against United Health Care and my attorneys and I were preparing an even bigger one. I guess I’m lucky they didn’t kill me.


They gotta track everyone w

From Doop on May 01, 2019 :: 11:54 pm

They gotta track everyone w any money at all. I think there at least use to be a limit like 10k i think it was but that was 10-15yrs ago. Some just get more attention than others is all. Still pretty rude they can n have blocked ppl from getting calls n msgs from ppl bc heck ppl die. U can miss out on alot and accuse ppl of ignoring you, lieing n picking on u by saying they called u 15x but u didnt answer when really it was just blocked against yalls knowing. W 4 towers every mile on top of hills there’s no way it could be bad reception. Buttheads! Make urselves useful to the future of america n put some crop circles in my back yard so the kids can play n maybe not have 100% chance of catching ticks and snakes. Thanks

I don't see anything relate with this topic

From Omar Aviles on December 05, 2019 :: 3:22 am

That sounds odds are u mentally ok or have neighbors that don’t get along with you cause that is vandalism it dosent have anything to do with this topic please stay the hacking talk you have diferentes problema we r talking about Mobil hacking not vandalism houses

Email me please

From Samantha Campbell on August 17, 2020 :: 9:06 am

Email me please


From Doop on May 01, 2019 :: 11:45 pm

Dont forget the hidden cams they install and move around while your not home! XD just wear a diaper and they won’t see you pew!
So rude though… They watch from the bushes but wont come help you start a lawn mower hmmm all for the show tho!


Targeted By police and security guards

From Hotbarbie on July 26, 2019 :: 11:34 pm

Hi I have the same problems and all day everyday


Makes sense

From Targeted individual on November 10, 2019 :: 3:04 am

That explains the creep that was after me!! Good thing intuition always tells you when someone is complete evil!!!!! Repent hackers repent of your sins because we can SEE you!!!



From Sofia on August 24, 2020 :: 11:50 pm

That someone would use a site like this, take advantage of people in despair is just downright evil and there IS a price to pay!!  I wonder if these people are capable of feeling empathy at all for other people.
What a scary time we live in!

Take care guys!

I know the feeling,it's feels like your being violated

From Alez on May 28, 2021 :: 3:51 pm

I’ve been dealing with body hacked for 4 years now,my emotional an physical being feels targeted,what’s really fucked up about it is my own boyfriend of 19 years has been doing this to me.He’s been sleeping with his coworkers,ollady for 5 or 6 years now,an I could hear them telling each other they love each other.


Stingray devices

From Tmc on August 08, 2021 :: 9:51 am

They use equipment that creates a “mock cell tower” so all your phone transactions go to/from it first.  My hacking is done by neighbors who have an elaborate set up in their basement garage.  Computer geeks who have drug histories.
They partner w police after telling them elaborate lies about you. Police believe them.  Then they try to frame you for stuff you did not do.  These gang stalkers are committing multiple serious felonies but using red herring tactics to keep the investigations on YOU instead of them.



From Malcom on February 26, 2019 :: 7:05 am

Hi my phone is being hacked help me get rid of hackers


Kindly I suspect my phone has been hacked what do I have to do to stop it

From Winnie vennah on March 09, 2020 :: 11:51 pm

Camon 11 tecno


My phone is hacked

From Sony on May 31, 2019 :: 3:06 pm

Hey my phone Is q mobile i5.5.anyone hacked my phone plz help me


dont use ur husband like

From MADHUSUDHANAN G on June 18, 2019 :: 3:54 am

dont use ur husband like hair band relaease him.



From Rebecca L Murdock on August 19, 2020 :: 5:26 pm

How do I turn up the volume on my white Bluetooth ...the small white bud that goes in my ear?


fantastic :)

From Toni Sardelic on April 07, 2021 :: 12:51 am

smile wink


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