Hackers are ruining my life
I don't know anything about hacking. But hackers are taking over my life. I got a brand new computer and I'm already getting weird urls, Firefox is already hijacked to us.search.yahoo.com. Google always has me as an admin, and there's "v2", "v3" in my urls with lots of "?s" and "true?" or "false"=identifier + UTF" and it goes on for days and days even if I'm just going to the freakin google homepage. I don't know if that's normal or not. I'm going to try to be as brief as possible and say the weirdest things that have happened.
It all started when I locked myself out of my iPhone. I had 2FA/activation lock. When I got back in a couple weeks later, everything recognized my device as new. Every forum, gmail messages etc., "Eve, we see you got a new device!" Since then I have literally gone through 4 smartphones that all got hacked, almost always that day. One of them was hacked before I got home from the store; I got an email saying that my password had been changed and 2-step verification was set up. This happened in a different city and state than where I usually live. I also noticed I was no longer locked into T-Mobile's network, I could choose AT&T as well even though I was supposed to be "network locked". One time I wondered if the salespeople were messing with me since they sold my phone with the wrong size SIM card, but I was just being paranoid, I'm sure. "Sim-skimming-" is a phrase that appears a lot whenever I google something that's happened. Another phone, when I took it out of the brand new box (Alcatel ideal go-phone) greyed out and stuck on the hotspot checkmark during setup and then I was locked out and needed to put in the "sim puk code". Never even used it.
I don't think the iPhone is what started it; I think it's when I became aware of it. I had an issue last year where I tried to log in to my computer with only one user account on it and it said "too many users active, please try again later". I got reinstalled with windows and "wiped," though the backup profiles were still there, and a few weeks later it just stopped typing.
I noticed a lot of terms including the word "python" yesterday during my AV scan, but my AV says I'm clean, even though all day browsers have been warning me about phony certificates. Obviously I decline when this happens. I'm often rerouted to the dnsrsearch page for time Warner.
I'm not important, I have no money, I'm not a spy - but it seems like this just won't stop. I don't make new phones with the same email or even name. There should be no link between these phones and that's what has my head completely messed up. It's not like I was standing in the same spot and so it's the wifi router. Yesterday I downloaded Shazam from the newest android, and I got an email on my old iPhone about "just one more step" to finish setting it up to an email I know had been hacked previously that's not ever been entered on my new phone. It's still there because I have a lot to download from google photos before I delete it. I always had it off when setting up anything new though. That iPhone Apple confirmed also, was jailbroken, not by me.
They haven't stolen money, but they did change my username and password for my bank. I can't even get my credit report because some information is not consistent; I can't even prove I'm me! They hacked my LastPass account and changed the password recovery hint to something tongue in cheek. Yet my bank I could tell thinks I'm crazy because she said that she can see all changes were made from the same iPhone. No, they weren't.
One more thing - I had a portable hotspot from my ISP. I was on my computer connected to it using the wifi name and password that I made up. All of a sudden, I was still "connected" to the internet, but nothing would work, because the IP address was changed to 0.0.0.0. On the hotspot, name of the network changed from what I had named my wifi to the MAC address of my computer, and the ip changed to all 0's. One other interesting thing is that originally it was connected to an IP address that begins with 192 when in the info packet for the hotspot it says it should be 172.
I don't know if I'm supposed to exclude names of companies, but one thing that disturbs me also is that both of my parents' cell phones, when I use an app like "real caller," say they are Sprint but we are all supposed to be AT&T. It is when I pulled up into the vicinity of that house when the phone got hacked and t-mobile could now use at&T, by the way.
Are there any non-evil hackers that might give me a glimpse into what could be happening to me? One thing I know because passwords have been changed this way are that there are multiple copies of at least a couple of my phone numbers that I've gotten, including non-iphones, and one day that I got one that started with let's say 555, I got missed calls from 555-every variable you can think of. Along with attempted automatic downloads from many different numbers sending multimedia messages.
My ride shares wouldn't work at one point; I'm in the states and it had me located in Mali and explained that it didn't send Uber to Mali. It's gotten ridiculous. Help!