Why do people have to do this kind of crap? I had my account that I shared everything on. It is gone now. I have reverted to a previous account under my old name and just changed the name back. It is unbelievable that this can happen. I always used a mix of numbers, caps, letters, and punctuation marks but still they got me. I have lost all my pictures, all my contacts. In future, I will regularly change my password to present a moving target. I tried to regain it, but the way they did it was to set up responses to go to their yahoo email instead of my account.
Of course, when I tried to do a password reset they were able to intercept that. Word to the wise, change your passwords frequently. Make sure they are not simple. It is frustrating. I had an old account that I was able to redo, but I lost a lot of pictures and friends. Fortunately, some of my friends joined me on my new account but some are lost forever. I also was part of a number of groups that I no longer have access to. That sucks.
Let what happened to me serve as a cautionary tale.