I believe I've been hacked

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I have this service and don't know how my Google account has been hacked along with many others that I didn't even know I had I believe I know who is behind it and we are litigation what do I do how to stop it now
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Stephanie Searcy

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And why do you think you have been hacked?

And what does this have to do with Vissat?
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Stephanie Searcy

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Well the number one how am I getting on this site to begin with when it already had all my account information and I know I didn't do it
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That makes no sense.

But it is the weekend.
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Bob Lexus

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Perhaps in the words of the great philosopher Homer Simpson:

"Alcohol: the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems.”
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Weak passwords, phishing, malware, spyware and viruses, fake emails, etc.    These are the usual ways people get "hacked".  Basically, lax security.  Hacking isn't the fault of the ISP, but rather the user.  

Run antivirus and anti-malware scans.  Change your passwords, and to something long and that cannot be remembered, and it's best to do this from a computer you know for sure hasn't been hacked.  If you can remember it, it's not long or complicated enough.  Use a different password for each site.  Change your passwords often.  Don't give out private info unless you know for sure you're dealing with a legitimate entity.  Avoid clicking links in emails unless you expect it or know irrefutably that it's legitimate... go to the site itself instead.   

Sometimes a complete reinstall of the operating system should be done, but the things mentioned above, as in things to do and things to avoid, should still be practiced.   
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It makes sense even on a weekend.

Like many sites, this one is designed to allow you to login using either an active Google or Facebook account without registering a new username and password. Your password remains secure and Google (or Facebook) simply verifies your credentials using a process known as OAuth (a type of unified login). Other profile information regarding your Google account is passed along to the site that may be needed for the site (e.g. name)  It allows Google to track your internet use and tie it directly to your Google account.

If you feel your Google account has been compromised you'll need to deal with Google: