Spam or real? Could be either. I regularly get emails in my spam folder that I assume are phishing attempts, because they are never actually from a facebook email. I’ve also gotten a few from facebook emails that were probably legit, but I assumed were just someone mistyping their email or some other honest mistake.
In fact, I got those emails last week. It was while I was sleeping, but I didn’t panic when I saw them, because I assumed they were just someone making a mistake and they shouldn’t have been able to bypass my password without email access, anyway. But nope, they did, no idea how. Unfortunately, I didn’t have 2fa on, and I lost the account. They changed my password, email, phone number, and turned on 2fa.
I’m glad the 2fa worked for you, because it turns out getting back a hacked account is near impossible. Let this be a lesson to anyone else to turn on 2fa immediately! Facebook security and customer service are both non-existent. It is impossible to contact humans, and their automation tools are all broken.
Like you, I wondered what anyone would want with my tiny little account. I mostly used facebook for messenger. My friend count is pretty low. But I have a couple of theories.
I heard fb is really trying to crack down on fake accounts since January. Perhaps this is spurring them to steal real accounts with a history to spread spam or misinformation or whatever they do.
They logged on to glean as much info from my account as they could and then abandon it. Many people have business pages, payments, and other useful things connected in addition to their main profile with names, addresses, places of work, family members, etc.
Apparently some hackers are posting terrible stuff to get your account banned. Idk if that’s just straight trolling, or if it’s the final step in theory 2.
I’ve actually heard of a lot of people getting hacked recently. I wonder if hackers are upping their game, or if it’s just a coincidence.
I will say, all this has really opened my eyes to what shitty security fb has, and how little they care about it. I’m not sure I’ll trust facebook enough to make a new one, but it’s really annoying to get by these days without one.