Forum Thread

I've got someone else's iphone contacts!

354 406 February 17, 2013 at 02:19 PM
Has anyone had anything like this? I did a quick google search and didn't come up with anything like it.

I just noticed that all my contacts have been replaced with names written in Cyrillic, with what appears to be real numbers. (see pics)...

Nothing else OBVIOUS is different, but certainly is a bit disconcerting.

I'm going to wipe the phone, but just wondering.....

[postimage.org]

[postimage.org]

9 Comments

1

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jun 2005
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
6,666 Posts
2,579 Reputation
#2
change your password right away then see if you can go into your iTunes or cloud and get your contact back
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Feb 2005
L4: Apprentice
354 Posts
406 Reputation
Original Poster
#3
Quote from komondor
:
change your password right away then see if you can go into your iTunes or cloud and get your contact back
Thanks -- password has already been changed. I'm checking for any other info that might have been altered.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2007
L7: Teacher
2,274 Posts
390 Reputation
#4
I wonder if the language somehow got changed and those are just your own contacts but in a different language. If not, then that is strange that you have someone else's contacts... lol
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Mar 2010
L5: Journeyman
774 Posts
286 Reputation
#5
Wow that kinda happened to me when my iCloud account logged in and active on my old iPhone that my mom uses now and she started adding in her contacts. So basically whatever contacts she add on her iPhone was synced and added to to the cloud account and show up on whatever devices that uses the same iCloud account.

So might mean that your iCloud account has been logged on another device? Did you sell/lose an iDevice and didn't remove the iCloud account?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Feb 2005
L4: Apprentice
354 Posts
406 Reputation
Original Poster
#6
Quote from game4life
:
Wow that kinda happened to me when my iCloud account logged in and active on my old iPhone that my mom uses now and she started adding in her contacts. So basically whatever contacts she add on her iPhone was synced and added to to the cloud account and show up on whatever devices that uses the same iCloud account.

So might mean that your iCloud account has been logged on another device? Did you sell/lose an iDevice and didn't remove the iCloud account?
Well, I did sell an old 3GS about 4 months ago, but cleared it out and removed it from everything I could think of, including iCloud. But that sounds like a likely culprit.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Mar 2010
L5: Journeyman
774 Posts
286 Reputation
#7
Quote from humpDhump
:
Well, I did sell an old 3GS about 4 months ago, but cleared it out and removed it from everything I could think of, including iCloud. But that sounds like a likely culprit.
Did you ever have Find my iPhone set up on that 3GS? If you did, you might still be able to find that device and remotely remove it. At least I assume you can from what I read on this Apple link [apple.com] that talks about erasing it from your device and unlink it from your account.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Sep 2009
Gooooo Tigers!
13,966 Posts
611 Reputation
#8
Quote from humpDhump
:
Well, I did sell an old 3GS about 4 months ago, but cleared it out and removed it from everything I could think of, including iCloud. But that sounds like a likely culprit.
Did you do a factory reset or just try to manually clear it off by 'removing everything'
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Quote from Putts :
Law of Internet Gaming:

Anybody that's worse than you is a noob.
Anybody that's better than you has no life.

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Feb 2005
L4: Apprentice
354 Posts
406 Reputation
Original Poster
#9
Quote from Curtieson
:
Did you do a factory reset or just try to manually clear it off by 'removing everything'
Factory reset.

Also , I factory reset my current phone, and it keeps my contacts until I sync with iCloud. So looks like that iCloud account is hosed.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2006
CDI gave me free netflix!
50,434 Posts
10,961 Reputation
#10
Yeah it looks like someone hacked your iCloud account.

EDIT: Looks like from the Ukraine. +380 is the country code for the Ukraine.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Last edited by dzap February 18, 2013 at 06:24 PM.
Page 1 of 1
1
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Copyright 1999 - 2019. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)  •  Interest-Based Ads
Link Copied to Clipboard