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Hacker causes problem for one Duncan woman

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DUNCAN, Okla_A Duncan woman said her business and family is suffering after someone hacked her Facebook account.

Christina Joy said she first noticed the messages last Friday. The hacker, posing as Joy, began contacting anyone who left messages for her and even made threats to a family member. Joy said she's changed her password three times since then, but the hacker still has access to her account.

Once a hacker gets into your Facebook account, they have access to your email account. The hacker could then get into your email account and see transactions with your business, bank and other personal information.

Christina Joy said about 25-percent of her business has been lost because of this hacker, who calls himself Mike. She said her Facebook account is how her current and potential clients get in touch with her. So when this situation started, she was worried.

"Basically, if they see something like this, they are just not going to talk to me and they are just not going to come in. It doesn't just affect me it affects my whole business of where I work because they're going to be afraid."

She said things got even worse when the hacker started making threats toward her and sending eerie messages to family members.

"The last one that scared me the most is where he put a family members name in it and said I will be there giving you hugs and kisses, that scared me. I am not willing to feel the guilt if something is to happen."

IT Specialist James Kurth said hackers are now using a software called, Keylogger, which allows them to monitor the victim's account in real time.

"From a remote computer they see all your keystrokes. You can see through those key strokes what kind of patterns you've done. In these cases, she changes her email but this individual can still go in there and get that new password."

He said internet users can protect themselves by periodically changing their password or setting up a security code prompt whenever logging in from a different computer.

"If someone goes to log in, and it sends me that message on my phone and I wasn't on my computer, I know something is up"

Joy said that she has already contacted Facebook, her cell phone provider and even an attorney about this situation. She said she has also filed a report with the Stephens County Sheriff's Department.

The Stephens County Sheriff's Department said, right now, they're still not sure if a crime has even been committed.

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