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How to Tell if Your Phone Has Been Hacked

by on February 15, 2023
in Privacy, Phones and Mobile, Mobile Apps, Tips & How-Tos :: 729 comments

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Updated by Suzanne Kantra on 2/15/2023 with new research and interviews with Keatron Evans, Principal Security Advisor at Infosec Institute, Sachin Puri, Vice President of Marketing at McAfee, and Jakub Vavra, Threat Analyst at Avast.

From email to banking, our smartphones are the main hub of our online lives. No wonder 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.

There are three main types of threats faced by mobile users: malware apps, adware, and spyware. According to the McAfee 2022 Mobile Threat Report, mobile malware apps are mainly masquerading as gaming hacks, cryptomining, and messaging apps to gather account logins, charge fees for bogus services, and sign users up for premium text services. In its 2022 State of Malware Report, MalwareBytes reported a rise in aggressive adware – ads that appear in notifications, the lock screen, and in popups – and highlights the fact that preinstalled malware on inexpensive Android devices continues to be a serious problem. Spyware is software 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 unintentionally downloaded from non-official sources that people visit in phishing links sent via email or text messages, as well as malicious websites.

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

There are technological means and motives for hackers, governments, and even the people we know, such as a spouse or employer, to hack into our phones and invade our privacy. However, 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.

Not sure if you may have been hacked? We spoke to Keatron Evans, principal security advisor for Infosec Institute, Sachin Puri, Vice President of Marketing at McAfee, and Jakub Vavra, Threat Analyst at Avast, about how to tell if a smartphone might have been compromised. And, we explore the nine ways your phone can be hacked and the steps you can take to protect yourself.

What are the 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 significantly decreased battery life. This is because the malware – or spy app – may be using your phone's resources to scan the device and transmit the information back to the hacker's server.

(That said, simple everyday use over time can also shorten your phone's battery life. 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 specific applications crashing? This could be a sign that malware is overloading your phone’s resources or interfering with other applications. You may also experience continued running of applications despite efforts to close them, or even have your phone crash and/or restart repeatedly.

(As with reduced battery life, many factors could contribute to a slower phone. One main contributor can be running out of storage space, so try freeing up space on your Android or iPhone.)

3. Phone feels hot when not using or charging it

Malware or apps, like bitcoin miners, running in the background can cause your phone to run hot or even overheat, according to Vavra. If your phone feels hot to the touch and it's not in use or on your charger, it could be a sign that malware is present. Try turning your phone off and on to see if the problem goes away. If not, there may be cause for concern.

4. High data usage

Another sign of a compromised phone is an unusually high data bill or running out of data before the end of the month. Extra data use can come from malware or spy apps running in the background and sending information back to their server.

For iPhones, go to Settings > Cellular and scroll down to see the list of apps using cellular data. You can check the current and last billing periods.

For plain Android phones (Google Pixels phones), go to Settings > Network & Internet > SIMs > App data usage. For Samsung phones, go to Settings > Connections > Data usage > Mobile data usage. Or, search for "data usage" in the search bar of the Settings app.

5. Outgoing calls or texts you didn’t send

If you see 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.

6. Mystery pop-ups and apps

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, pop-ups coming from external sources can include phishing links that attempt to get you to type in sensitive info or download malware.

You may also find apps on your phone that you didn't download and could be signs malware has been installed on your device. If you don't recall downloading the app, you can press and hold on the app icon (Android) and click on the option for App info. Scroll down and the App details section will tell you were the app was installed from (should be Google Play Store). Click on App details to go to the Google Play Store, where you can check the app is a legitimate app from a trustworthy developer. For Apple owners, go to the App Store and tap on your profile icon, select Purchased > My Purchases, and search for the app name.

7. Unusual activity on any accounts linked to the device

If a hacker has access to your phone, they also have access to your 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, signing up for new accounts whose verification emails land in your inbox, or moving emails to trash that you don’t remember seeing (especially those verification emails).

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.

How your phone can be hacked and what you can do to prevent it

From targeted breaches and vendetta-fueled snooping to harvesting data from the unsuspecting, here are nine 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, others are marketed as legitimate tools 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.

Techlicious has studied consumer cell phone spying apps and 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 their every move was being tracked. Commercial spyware programs, like Pegasus, sold to law enforcement and government agencies (including in countries with poor human rights histories), don't even require direct access to the device.

“The purpose of spyware is to be undetectable. Generally, if it's sophisticated, it may be very difficult to detect,” says Vavra.


Spyware apps are not available on Google Play or Apple's App Store. So someone would have to jailbreak your iPhone or enable unauthorized apps on your Android phone and download the spyware from a non-official store. Parental monitoring apps, which are available in Google Play and the App Store, have similar features for tracking and monitoring, but they aren't designed to be hidden from view.

How to protect yourself

  • Since installing spy apps requires 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 a 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 in the App Library. 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. For iPhones, ensuring your 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 into the App Store. The easiest way to tell if your iPhone has been jailbroken is the existence of an alternate app store, like Cydia or Sileo. They may be hidden, so search for them. If you find one, you'll need to restore your phone to factory settings. Back up your phone and then go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
  • If you have an Android phone, go to Settings and search for "install unknown apps" and make sure all sources are set to off.
  • Download a mobile security app that will scan for rogue apps. We recommend Avast, Bitdefender, or McAfee.

2. Phishing messages

Whether it’s a text claiming to help you recover a package or a friend exhorting you to "check out this photo of you last night", text messages containing deceptive links that aim to collect 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 concerns over their tax returns. You'll also see a rise after natural disasters, asking people to donate.

Android phones may also fall prey to texts with links to download malicious apps. Android won't allow you to install apps from sources outside the Play Store unless you change your install permissions in Settings to allow unknown app, so it's safest to always keep these set to "Not allowed". The same scam isn’t workable for iPhones, which are commonly non-jailbroken and, therefore, can’t download apps from anywhere except the App Store.


Quite likely. While people have learned to be skeptical of emails asking them to click links, people tend to be less wary when using 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 provide your password or PIN via text message or email.
  • 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 in texts from numbers you don’t know or in unusual messages from friends.

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, contacts, location, messages, call logs, and saved passwords. This information can be used for phishing or blackmail.

Additionally, access to your Google account means access to your Gmail, the primary email for many users. The ability to use your email for verification codes to your accounts can lead to a domino effect of hacking all the accounts your email is linked to – from your Facebook account to your mobile carrier account, paving the way for identity theft.


If you use a weak password, it won’t be difficult for a hacker to gain access to your account.

How to protect yourself

  • Create a strong password for all your accounts (and, as always, your email). We recommend using a password manager so you can use strong passwords without needing to memorize them. Password managers can also generate strong passwords, making the process even easier.
  • Enable login notifications, so you are aware of sign-ins from new computers or locations.
  • Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) so that even if someone discovers your password, they can’t access your account without access to your 2FA method.
  • To prevent someone from resetting your password, lie when setting up password security questions. You would be amazed by how many security questions rely on information that is easily available on the Internet or is widely known by family and friends.

4. SIM swapping

Last year, the FBI announced that it saw a significant rise in SIM swapping complaints. With SIM swapping, cybercriminals 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, including virtual currency accounts.


SIM swapping is not common, but it is on the rise.

How to protect yourself

  • Make sure you have your cellular account protected by an account passcode. Don’t use guessable numbers for your carrier PIN – like your birthday or family birthdays, all of which could be found on social media.
  • For AT&T, log into your AT&T account, select Account settings > Linked accounts > Manage extra security and make sure "Extra security" is checked in the Account Passcode tile.
  • For T-Mobile, log into your T-Mobile account with the T-Mobile app and select Account > Profile Settings > Privacy and notifications > SIM protection, and toggle on SIM protection for your accounts and select "Save Changes."
  • For Verizon, log into your Verizon account with the Verizon app. Select Account Settings > Number Lock and toggle on for all of your accounts and select "Save Changes."

5. Hacked phone camera

The prevalence of video calling has highlighted the importance of securing computer webcams from hackers – but that front-facing phone cam could also be at risk. To gain access to your phone's camera, hackers would need to have the ability to run software remotely in a remote code execution (RCE) attack. In 2021, a vulnerability found in Qualcomm and MediaTek chips used in two-thirds of all phones sold that year put people at risk of RCE attacks, including streaming video from the phone's camera. This vulnerability was quickly patched, but RCE vulnerabilities regularly crop up, including Apple's recent update to old iPad and iPhones.


While RCE vulnerabilities continue to be a problem, cameras are not usually the target. Hacking is unlikely unless someone has physical access to install an app on your phone.

How to protect yourself

Always download security updates for all apps and your device.

6. Apps that over-request permissions

While many apps over-request permissions for the purpose of data harvesting, some may be more malicious and request intrusive access to everything from your location data to your camera roll. Puri notes that "Cheating tools and hacking apps are popular ways to get extra capabilities in mobile games. Criminals are exploiting this by promoting game hacking apps that include malicious code on legitimate messaging channels." Other types of apps that have been known to deliver malware include camera filters, photo editors, and messaging apps. And last year, McAfee identified a group of "cleaner apps" that purportedly removed unneeded files or optimized battery life, but actually installed malware on millions of devices.


It's common to run into apps that over-request permissions.

How to protect yourself

  • Read app permissions and avoid downloading apps that request more access than they should need to operate.
  • For Android, download a mobile security app such as Avast, Bitdefender, or McAfee that will scan apps before downloading and flag suspicious activity on apps you do have.

7. Snooping via open WiFi networks

The next time you happen upon a password-free WiFi network in public, be careful. Nefarious public hotspots can redirect you to lookalike banking or email sites designed to capture your username and password. It's not necessarily a shifty manager of the establishment you’re frequenting who's behind the ruse. For example, someone physically across the road from a coffee shop could set up a login-free WiFi network named after the café in hopes of catching useful login details for sale or identity theft.


If you're using a legitimate public WiFi network, Vavra says that "there are now enough safeguards it [snooping] shouldn't be too much of an issue." Most websites use HTTPS to encrypt your data, making it worthless to snoopers.

How to protect yourself

  • Use the apps on your phone to access email, banking, etc., rather than your browser, and you will be protected against malicious redirects.
  • Vavra says that "VPN adds another layer of encryption and essentially creates a more secure tunnel between the user and the website. While HTTPS only covers the communication data, VPN encrypts all data sent and can be used to change user location as perceived by the website or service the user is communicating with. So even the ISP (Internet provider) doesn’t see what is sent." Paid versions of mobile security apps often include a VPN, and we like Nord VNP and, for a free option, Proton VPN.

8. SS7 global phone network vulnerability

A communication protocol for 2G and 3G mobile networks, Signaling System No 7 (SS7), has a vulnerability that lets hackers spy on text messages, phone calls, and locations. The security issues have been well-known for years, and hackers have exploited this hole to intercept two-factor authentication (2FA) codes sent via SMS from banks. According to Evans, his method could also be used to impersonate a user's identity by spoofing their MSISDN or IMSI number, intercept calls, locate the user, commit billing fraud, and launch a Denial of Service (DoS) attack, which could bring down the network.


Evens says that the likelihood is pretty low of experiencing this type of hack. The major U.S. carriers have shut down their 3G service, and Evans estimates that only about 17 percent of the world still uses 2G or 3G networks.

How to protect yourself

  • Choose email or (safer yet) an authenticator app as your 2FA method, instead of text message. We like Authy and Google Authenticator.
  • Use an end-to-end encrypted message service that works over the internet (thus bypassing the SS7 protocol). WhatsApp and Signal encrypt messages and calls, preventing anyone from intercepting or interfering with your communications.
  • Keep your device updated.
  • If you want to be extra careful, Evans suggests, "If you're traveling abroad, get a cheap phone that you can almost use as a disposable and get rid of it when you get back or getting ready to return."

9. Fake cellular towers, like the 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 ISMI 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 half a mile, an attempt to monitor a suspect’s phone in a crowded city center could amount to tens of thousands of phones being tapped.

The American Civil Liberties Union has identified over 75 federal agencies in over 27 states that own StingRay-type devices but notes that this number is likely a drastic underestimate. In 2015, the Department of Justice started requiring its agencies to obtain warrants for using StingRay-type devices, but this guidance doesn't apply to local and state authorities. Several states have passed legislation requiring a warrant for use, including California, Washington, Virginia, New York, Utah, and Illinois.


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

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. WhatsApp and Signal encrypt messages and calls, preventing anyone from intercepting or interfering with your communications. Most encryption in use today isn’t breakable, and a single phone call would take 10-15 years to decrypt.

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.

[image credit: hacker smartphone concept via BigStockPhoto]

Natasha Stokes has been a technology writer for more than seven 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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My cam's been hacked

From Astrid on September 18, 2021 :: 8:22 pm

I have an idea of whom may be responsible but idk how they do it and if it’s still going. But like 2 years ago pics from me in the shower poped up, I didn’t took them but I did listen to spotify while showering all the time. Since then I’ve changed my phone but I still have the same carrier, Google and Samsung account, so idk if it’s still going and how to stop it.



From dave on October 06, 2021 :: 6:15 am



Damage done from hacking, spying ,ID theft

From Joseph C Kolupski on October 06, 2021 :: 3:15 pm

I feel i have reached the point of no return. Most horrific event.
No more.
Strong in what I know, weak in what I don’t know.
Tech is overwhelming alone to me.
Multiple events in my life have left me in a position where multiple attacers targeted me.
I wish those who have been a target
to be hopeful and not choose to end the grief and pain by ending your life.


How to fix

From Doof on October 08, 2021 :: 7:02 am

Get a gun, stop being a victim, flash it and see who reacts. scare away easy, all are cowards, i proved it and will again, from midwest to west coast, getting fun turning them.



From Peace loyaltee on October 13, 2021 :: 4:58 pm

A little over 5yrs ago I helped someone I thought was a friend…he did me dirty&when; I called him out as any man would,,,someone else replied from his phone saying that I’m a dead man walking& the beginning of gangstalking me began..they are destroying my life as I post this…they stalk me from a distance to make me look crazy to everyone around…youngest of ten I was raised to not fear anyone that bleeds like me…if it bleeds like me ,,,it dies like me..fear only Jesus Christ…they screw up jobs so I can’t make money…the people I love&stood; up for,,,defended,,,got in fights for,,,looked out for,,,and helped any way I could while my own life was falling apart don’t believe me .I’ve since been pushed away from everyone,alienated,,,while being called crazy…I have stood my ground with e very single one of them…I am in this all alone against many from a prison gang…I get no help from the same people I would lie,die,cheat,steal& kill for…it would make a world of difference having just one say “I believe you” they make me look messed up online…they badmouth me to anyone that will listen…it’s a lost fight against many…they spend years on tiers mastering their crimes instead of mastering a job & live better…they take from their own kind then set you up for failure after failure when you stand your ground against them…I wake every single day ready to can’t imagine how hard it is to look toward a future,,,make plans,,be with loved ones,be sociable again,trust anyone..keep a job,keep a roof over my head& just be normal again…but no doubt I will live it like a man.unlike him,I fight my own battles always have always will…I could get help at any time but I refuse to let criminals change the man I am.i take from no one,steal from no one, burn no one.i will help anyone all I can while my own life is falling apart.ive lost everything & everyone I love ..I am being persecuted for what they do ...all for helping someone in need of help…doing what we are supposed to do if we are able to do….help those in need .. .I have nothing to lose ...they can only kill me once…of ghosts do exist as sure as sun rises tomorrow I will come back & haunt every single one untill they kill themselves…having failed at pushing me to kill myself ...then what??? Kill me again!!!


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Public open WIFI, Sure - but what about my iphones hotspot?

From Sol Mission on October 27, 2021 :: 9:26 am

Can sharing my iphones hotspot open me up to vulnerabilities?


Highly unlikely

From Josh Kirschner on October 27, 2021 :: 1:12 pm

It seems highly unlikely that sharing your iPhone’s hotspot with people you know would create any security risks. I’m not clear whether opening it up to strangers would create a risk from network traffic monitoring. That would be a very unusual use scenario and I haven’t seen any specific studies on it, but it seems like a poor idea.


Is there a way to

From Gw on November 10, 2021 :: 4:41 pm

Is there a way to stop all hacks on people’s phones can I stop anybody from hacking my s***



From Mj on December 11, 2021 :: 10:37 pm

My ex husband has hacked my phone. I think he used a portable charger. How can I check?


Download a mobile security app

From Josh Kirschner on December 23, 2021 :: 11:32 am

Hacking a phone through a portable charger is extremely unlikely. Except for very high-end hacking systems used by government agencies, modern Android and iOS devices are well-protected from this type of access.

However, if your husband had access to your device and your phone isn’t protected by a passcode or has one that he could easily guess, it’s possible he could have installed spyware on the phone. Your best bet is to download a mobile security app like Lookout for Android and do a scan. If you still have concerns, factory reset the device.

If you have an iPhone, the only way to install spyware is either by jailbreaking it. Factory resetting the phone will undo any jailbreak. Note that it’s also easy to access information through your iCloud account if you are backing up data there and he may have your iCloud credentials.


Reading your comments

From Chris on December 23, 2021 :: 11:30 am

First of all me too I have had this happen for awhile rather than go into it .I decided it’s time I’m getting rid of all social media acts then I’m closing all my email acts then I’m closing my Verizon act an smashing my laptop putting the antenna back up .an taking my damn life back .I’m leaving this problem to someone else 44 loans were applied for with my name it’s time to end my relationship with the information highway .I’ll meet someone the old fashioned way to in person .I wish you all well .I’m sorry this happened to you .there’s no way to keep this from happening to you .


Some people are hacking into my phone

From Ariya Rathi on February 06, 2022 :: 12:33 am

I just want this to be fixed please help


Apple ID

From Babe Acker on February 09, 2022 :: 3:25 am

When I go to reset my iPhone 6 it takes me to a page showing what will be erased from iPhone. Well both my husbands and my apple ids. He had access to the phone when he picked it up and I didn’t 2nd guess it and installed my Apple ID on the iPhone 6. All my accounts are crazy and I am at a loss.
If you have any ideas or remarks i will be very grateful to you!!
Thanks Baba


Sounds like U have hallucinations.

From Naomi Croak on March 04, 2022 :: 12:16 pm

Sounds like U have hallucinations. If it’s voices outside Ur brain, it’s kinda like scitsophrenea I’ll have to look it up.


Hi, please help, my phone

From Amy on March 25, 2022 :: 3:57 am

Hi, please help, my phone was hacked/cloned by my neighbors.

How do i prove this?

And if i reset to factory settings, will solve the problem?


My phone is hacked

From Keon Barrow on April 19, 2022 :: 11:22 pm

My ex goes in my in my phone when I’m sleep uses my Google account without my knowledge I haven’t used my Google pay app I get up to day and I have India and Singapore countries in my Google pay under my email I just created because I can’t get into my old Google account because I somehow can’t use my phone to log in and some apps says it recognized the number but not the device..I see a fire fox app wasv down loaded to erase web activity and cookies I keep getting these thankyou payday loan emails.but I can’t access none of my accounts to check because my phone recently got turned off because it’s was her turn to pay but didn’t pay my bill. She monitors all my call and messages and location it to the point where my mental health is at risk.will somebody please help me put a stop to this


Ex monitoring me

From Klm on April 22, 2022 :: 2:31 pm

Any reliable software you can recommend to trace the install date of Spyware and where its sending to? Digital forensics companies want a fortune and offer no guarantee.


No, I wouldn't recommend that route

From Josh Kirschner on April 23, 2022 :: 1:10 pm

Spyware forensics is not a simple task, which is why those folks want so much money to do it. I would not trust any software that claims to do it for you.



From Michael on April 28, 2022 :: 5:17 am



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How to remove someone

From Kathy Humphries on May 31, 2022 :: 5:25 am

How can I remove Donna Tinnin from my Facebook account she is using my phone number shows I have 2 accounts I do not know her someone is on from Greenville right now don’t know who I can’t remove her because don’t know her password.



From Shirley on June 01, 2022 :: 1:20 pm

I am getting over 300 texts a day saying my delivery is ready, and get phone calls asking me not to send any more malicious texts going to ee.can a change of number be best


My whole phone's been hacked

From Gary Parsons on July 13, 2022 :: 7:47 pm

I sent a more detailed message a few minutes ago and I don’t know if I went so I’m just resending this one



From Garry Carter on July 25, 2022 :: 1:29 pm

My upstairs neighbor is hacking my phone with her friend and has a camera on my apartment daily for the last four months I can’t take this anymore her name is [redacted] and all I know is her friends name is. Carol illegally living with her at [redacted]. Maybe I should have not mentioned their name but they are harassing me badly please help me and email me back.


Please help if someone have hack my phone because I did not understand my phone know more

From Ojo on August 31, 2022 :: 3:16 pm

Please check my phone if is have hack


How see my love

From Lucy Loskott on September 14, 2022 :: 7:52 am

Thank you

i need help


Comment Deletes By Itself - not touching keyboard

From Hawaii Aloha on October 08, 2022 :: 12:16 am

I’ll be commenting on a Instagram post, but if I take too long it mysteriously just starts deleting all by itself. An entire paragraph gone but my fingers aren’t even touching the screen. If I try to press a button it doesn’t do anything it just continues to delete. Is this a sign of my android being hacked or is my phone just out of whack?



From thisbsucks on October 09, 2022 :: 2:37 am

My spouse received and email the said I was cheating…I was. Whoever emailed had photos of conversations I had with others…screen shots. I did have some of these saved in my Gmail. The discusions were all via facebook…my fb was not omprpmsed from what I can tell. I didnt habe any unreognied logins. One night my phone looked looked liknit was taking scrennshots by itslef. I’ve been trying to figure out how this happened. Nobody accessed my phone. Now I got an email that says I need to check my husband’s phone.
Whoever is sendig the emaill is out of tate or have a vpn. My husband was receiving notifications about someone attemting to log into his facebook. They did access his avvunt and he changed his password quickly. Facebook said the person logged into spouse account innext town. I know thisay all be coming fromy spouse, maybe he set something up onnmy phone. I am very worried about this and apprecite any help. Thanks.


Erratic I phone

From Doug grooms on November 19, 2022 :: 7:08 am

My I phone has become so erratic it’s unusable. 

1. The keyboard does not work correctly. When I type a letter it either does not type the letter or it will type a random letter.
2. When looking at a certain page it will jump back to another page usually to the calender or the screen willk begin to jump and become unresponsive.
2. The screen becomes unresponsive
4, I was looking at u tube and I got a notification that I had sent a message to my cousin on messenger . I had deleted messenger and all apps thinking I had a virus . So I reinstalled messenger and noted the message sent was what I was watching on u tube without my permission.
5. I have rebooted my phone several times and done a factory reset but nothing helps.  I am not sure if it is a virus or was it from dropping it on concrete floor of my carport?



From Lonnie shumaker on November 21, 2022 :: 6:50 pm

I’m being gang stalked, by cowards that either do a job there not quified for,please cont


what if they cloned my phone

From B.S. on December 03, 2022 :: 7:22 pm

I have had apps tell me my settings on my phone were cloned, and varios other apps.  That busy box was installed, that windows office 365 and azure can be used to take over your emails, everything spy apps do, also change your phone to work mode, so appears they are company that own my phone and I am employee.  Not true.  Yet I have it on every phone, laptop, pc, ipad, etc.  It basically allows them to MANAGE your devices and accounts.  Like family settings but worse. So any password change goes right to them.  Also, call redirect apps on my phone.  It’s illegal and terroristic in nature.  As a citizen I have rights.  What good is a cyber crim division if it only helps companies?  People have more pressing needs.  Less money.  Any info would be nice, thanks.


From Chris kerchum on December 19, 2022 :: 4:23 pm

I suspect a network of right wing militia types have been able to hack people’s phones to control liberals and progressives. But greed slipped in.

In my experience the people at the top are blackmailing the people harassing me.

I hear billions have been made.



From June dickson on January 24, 2023 :: 12:23 am

Please it’s to long have been hacked violated so much happened and still happening please can someone call later . Can’t take anymore suffering anxiety and trauma to long now .
June [personal info redacted]
Thank you


Ray redickin Jr 25 d e c h e n e a u x drive off of New York Street Lowell Mass make sure you keep t

From Derek Lemire on February 07, 2023 :: 4:59 pm

Been dealing with this kid right here for over 3 years pain and suffering defamation of character I mean the list goes on and on he sends my mom p*** a realtor he was talking s*** my sister lives in California talking to a guy he called the guy and personated a police officer told him not to call my sister because we’re all pedophiles my whole family and he post these all over for people to see for me to get mad which I am and I’m going to be his ass because it’s come to this but I blame the cops T-Mobile because I was involved in that breach and they just send you in a circle in a circle on a circle for freaking years until now my credit is wrong because this kid did something on my credit karma when everything was frozen so it’s like when you take someone’s livelihood it’s an eye for an eye he preys on the weak he’s ripped so many people off but if it happens to him you know he gets into my tweets when I used to use Twitter maybe like attention please the dead body in the trunk you know pranking cops and they come in here like on Easter Christmas why cuz he’s a piece of s*** and he has nothing better to do he’s a parasite and he s**** in a bucket for over about 3 years now it dumps it outside so the board of health should go over there too


From SHIVA on February 24, 2023 :: 1:07 pm

Sir technically my phone was hacked remove hack for this phone sir please 🙏


last straw

From L. on February 25, 2023 :: 5:25 am

Wow you guys are not any kind of
help at all. i give you all of the
important parts including this that google store after being on the news for things that were put in their items or just hitch a ride are being found in their items at your home job etc. They came out
and had malware and spyware, virus.
But nothing was removed. Very worried and distressed.


ʏᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ꜱᴘʏ ᴏɴ ʏᴏᴜʀ

From Scott on March 26, 2023 :: 4:38 am

My ex girlfriend is somehow reading my text messages. She has repeated some stuff that was said and she is at work and I’m at home. This has happened a few times now what can I do??


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