8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 14, 2011 3:51 AM by missdanielle79
kedb27 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Is it possible for someone to have access to my personal information online, as in phone contacts, recent call activity, phone numbers and so on through my iphone 4?

I have been receiving unwanted calls and texts from someone and decided to change my number. My new number had only been activated for 4 hours, and the same person started calling and texting my new number, and i cannot find a logical explanation as to how this can happen. I called my service provider again, and they cannot figure out what is going on, their only explanation is that the person has access to their database, or theyve had access to my iphone 4 (which the person hasnt). They also suggested i call the police, and am on the verge of doing so.

Is there any way my iphone 4 is being hacked? I dont have a mobileme account setup, or gmail account with any contact information online.

iphone 4, iOS 4
  • 1. Re: Phone contacts and recent call activity being hacked!
    Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,840 points)
    Unless this person has had physical access to your phone, there is no way that it could've been hacked.

    Is this person in contact with anyone else who may have passed on your new number?
  • 2. Re: Phone contacts and recent call activity being hacked!
    whatheck Level 5 Level 5 (4,050 points)
    Hi and welcome to Apple Discussions,

    kedb27 wrote:
    Is there any way my iphone 4 is being hacked? I dont have a mobileme account setup, or gmail account with any contact information online.

    Did you jailbreak your iPhone and install some app that wasn't verified by Apple?
    If not, then no.

    Its more likely that you're accidentally giving this person your contact number somehow.

    I recommend contacting the service provider again and possibly the police. The service provider might be able to block communication from specific numbers.

    WTH.
  • 3. Re: Phone contacts and recent call activity being hacked!
    kedb27 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thankyou for the replies. I guess i'll give the service provider another call tomorrow if it's not the iphone itself that is being accessed online somehow.

    No my phone isn't jailbroken, and i cant figure out how my number had only been activated for 4 hours, and i still received messages and phone calls from the same person. Thanks for the help, i think the next step would be call the authorities or throw this iphone out.
  • 4. Re: Phone contacts and recent call activity being hacked!
    deggie Level 8 Level 8 (46,495 points)
    Try changing the number again but this time don't give the number to anyone else. Wait 4 hours and see what happens. If there are no calls or texts then tell the same people you gave the phone number to this time, only one at a time and once per hour. When the unwanted phone calls/texts start coming in you will know who is giving out your number.
  • 5. Re: Phone contacts and recent call activity being hacked!
    Rhyd Level 3 Level 3 (795 points)
    Add one more thing, tell the carrier not to forward the phone number! Many times, tis automatic to provide the forward number to anyone who asks. Tell them also that it is to be "unlisted" and if it is Verizon, ask them to block the your outgoing caller id for a week or so. Otherwise, you must dial the block each time that you call out. Tell them what has been happening and don't wait til tomorrow, they have customer service and tech support 24 hours per day. VZW customer service is star 611. Their customer service is superior and they always help. Their customer service is one of the things that I wanted in addition to their network. I still do have my 8GB att iphone but only for yet awhile.

    It is probably only someone who is trying to reach whomever had the cell phone number before it was given to you.

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  • 6. Re: Phone contacts and recent call activity being hacked!
    ClubUgly Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Good suggestions above but let's all consider the obvious... Though the number may be new to you, someone else has most likely had that number before you and the person that's texting and calling is prolly trying to call or annoy the old owner of the number.

    A quick solution is to answer calls and reply to texts immediately to alert the people that you are the owner of the new number and that they now have the wrong number for whomever they are trying to contact. This will reduce people calling back the wrong number if that makes sense? After all, it's a new number for you so you shouldn't have any worries about answering unknown numbers and etc. until you get popular ha ha!

    Alternative is change the number but again, someday someone will call or text that has the wrong number. Unless your provider can guarantee you a fresh number from a fresh exchange batch.

    The police thing is over the top and being paranoid imo and is an insane big baby tactic. Don't have the cops laugh at you for such a silly thing that you can take measures to rectify on your own easily.

    Get your free mobile me account to track your phone in case of theft and I surely recommend gmail over any other email client for security when using the iphone.
  • 7. Re: Phone contacts and recent call activity being hacked!
    deggie Level 8 Level 8 (46,495 points)
    "I have been receiving unwanted calls and texts from someone and decided to change my number. My new number had only been activated for 4 hours, and the same person started calling and texting my new number,..."

    So your suggestion is that the ONE person they are trying to keep from harassing and stalking them just happens to know the number that they changed to and they should just send a polite note to the person that caused them to change the number and ask them quit? I think you missed the entire point of the thread.

    And if they indeed have someone who is stalking them I can assure you the police will not laugh about such an issue and will try to help the OP. Unlike you who just wasted an entire post that actually makes your response look laughable.
  • 8. Re: Phone contacts and recent call activity being hacked!
    missdanielle79 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Make sure Bluetooth is off. I have heard of hackers accessing contacts and photos, from phones without being verified or accepted.