I appreatiate ur replies thank you. Unfortunately a password change is not enough to rectify this situation. I'm pretty sure it's illegal to gain access to someone's private account without the account holders position? Or am I really wrong here? This initially all came about when my mum was contacted by FB regarding someone from an unusual (to her) location logging into her FB I know 100% private messages have been read....do we just have to accept that?
Long story short there's been a big family fall out, someone in the family (I think my niece) has been logging into my mums Facebook account and reading her private messages. Iv gone through my mums login records and there is different devices with different I.P addresses on there....is there any way to identify the person with this info? I tried to match up the I.P addresses with the same ones that belonged to my niece from Netflix as she had been signing into my account to watch that with my permission before said fall out but when I went on the list on Netflix there's about 10 different I.P addresses! And when I thought Ild matched them up I realise now I can't of bcoz that person has watched Netflix since I changed my password following the fall out. Please can anyone help me u derstand ir tell me where to start with this investigation?
No, our devices haven't been compromised. My niece has admitted to looking on my mums FB (as she knew her email add & password) and said her excuse is bcoz she wanted to check she wasn't sharing pictures of her great granchildren. She has denied reading the private messages however we know she has by a reference she made that had only been discussed by my mum and a close friend via FB messenger Ur replies regarding I.P addresses has made me realise I need to drop that one but what about accessing someone's account without their permission is it not breeching the computer misuse act or something to do with data protection?
Mrcalif....how am I guilty of it?
Oh also, my niece only knew her grandmothers FB bcoz she set it up for her 5+ years ago. My mum and niece fell out in December and my mum didn't think for one Minuit she would need to change passwords, it just wouldn't enter her head as u wouldn't think someone would use them!
"I'm pretty sure it's illegal to gain access to someone's private account without the account holders position? Or am I really wrong here?"
Whether you are right or wrong isn't the point. You are Discussing another member of your own family here, and surely it is simply a question of changing an access password and leaving it at that?
You say "Unfortunately a password change is not enough to rectify this situation."
Why isn't it enough? It will prevent further unauthorised access.
Just change the password and move on, as rdave13 says.
Guys listen I really appreciate ur replies and advice but I feel as if ur belittling the situation. It's very difficult to move on when I'm watching my mum being abused, The private and personal messages that were read were regarding my mums will and changes shes made to it....she was discussing this with a very close friend who lives in another country. Neice has read and then passed on that information to whom it involves. My niece who has mental health issues has also made up blatant lies about my mum too just to blacken her name. I want some justice! I'm watching my mum crying on a daily basis due to harassment and abuse, she's currently of Ill health and is waiting to have a pacemaker fitted. I realise this is now not relevant to this forum as it's more of a personal issue rather than a computer one therefore I apologise for trying to get help on this forum and will find a more suitable one.
"Neice has read and then passed on that information to whom it involves. My niece who has mental health issues has also made up blatant lies about my mum too just to blacken her name."
"I'm watching my mum crying on a daily basis due to harassment and abuse,"
If you had told us all that in the beginning, you might have received a more sympathetic and helpful response.
"I want some justice!"
You started off by saying you only think she is the person responsible, and some people might feel that what you actually want to do is punish her. We are not here to offer advice about that. As you say, you may have more luck in some other forum.
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