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My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts DanGreg08 11/9/10 2:44 AM
Explain your issue in full detail here:
 
Somehow emails from my email account have been sent out to anyone I have ever emailed.  The email is titled "Hello Assy..." 
 
the content says:
"hello:I have good news for you. Last week I have Order china 15 Products Samsung UN55B8000 55-Inch tv I completed bank transfer payments,I have received the product!

w e b: tooaomo.com It's amazing! The item is original, brand new and has high quality, but it's muc cheaper. I'm pleased to share this good news with you! I believe you will find what you want there and have an good experience on shopping from them Regards!"

I have changed my password - does anyone know firstly how this happened and what I should do.  And secondly what should people do who have opened the email which was sent from my account.

thanks

Any idea what has happened and what to do - I have changed my password already, is that enoug





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Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts kellyisnotsocool 11/9/10 4:19 AM
Woke up to the same problem, same message, same website. Scanning my other computer right now. I suspect someone just guessed the email/password combination. It was my husband's account and his password was probably a bit too easy. I've changed it now.

Interestingly, my husband's first name is "Dan" - I am guessing it is yours as well? Maybe someone randomly is guessing emails and password combos. Our last name is common enough this wouldn't be a shock to me. Seems like quite a coincidence that you both had this happen and might share the same first name.

Anyway, here is what we are doing, per Gmail's security advice, taken from another post awhile back:

Account Security:
Settings -> Accounts and Import -> Google Account Settings -> Change Password [pick a new secure password]
Settings -> Accounts and Import -> Google Account Settings -> Change Password Recovery Options [verify secret question, SMS and secondary e-mail address]

Potential Spam:
Settings -> General -> Signature [make sure nothing as been added]
Settings -> General -> Vacation Responder [make sure it's disabled and empty]

E-mail Theft

Settings -> Accounts and Import -> Send Mail As [make sure it is using your correct e-mail address]
Settings -> Filters [no filters that forward or delete e-mail]
Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP -> Forwarding [disabled or correct address]
Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP -> POP Download [disabled]
Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP -> IMAP Access [disabled]

Additional Information
Keeping account secure:  https://mail.google.com/
support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=46526
Protecting your account:  https://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=29407
If your account is compromised:  http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=50270

On a side note, we emailed the people who were sent the email and told them not to open it. No idea how it happened - sounds like a larger scale type attack since it happened to both of us at the same time, so perhaps they are just randomly guessing passwords. Like I said above, scan your system! :)
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts jdamien75 11/9/10 6:47 AM
I had the same message sent from one of my accounts yesterday, which makes it seem like they're going down alphabetically.

The first part of my account name that was hacked was "Damien".  I already did the changes, but my password was not one you could guess.  It was a 12 digit alphanumeric, plus special character, non-dictionary password...

The other thing is that the warning banner took 24 hours to show up, which means it showed up this morning, but my account was hacked yesterday.

Something that bothers me is that the access type listed in the alerts showed as "unknown" instead of Browser, POP3, etc.  IMAP was also turned on for external access, even though I never enabled that feature myself.  I checked a couple of my other accounts & they hadn't been accessed yet, but IMAP was also on for some of them.  Makes me wonder how that's happening...

If this account that I'm posting from gets compromised in a few days, as they go down the list, then we'll know something is up for sure.  The reason for that is because I changed the security settings & the password on it yesterday & made the password a 16 character multiple case, special character, alphanumeric, non-dictionary password.
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts daniel449 11/9/10 9:36 AM
Another Daniel here,

My account experienced the same thing; however, unlike the last poster, the access type was listed as "browser" from China. It's actually kind of nice to know I wasnt the only one this happened to.
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts dankangi 11/9/10 11:44 AM
Another Daniel....same thing, last night I noticed on my google reader on phone (android) that it requested password and verification (visual verification, where you type in said word), does this sound familiar to anyone?
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts djcotez 11/9/10 12:20 PM
Another Dan here with the same issue....

Out of interest how many of you guys use an Android device?
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts bluewaterpig 11/9/10 12:35 PM
I had a very similar thing happen. Different e-mail but somebody logged on from China this morning and did it. The IP is:
BrowserChina (115.49.88.31)7:26 am (8 hours ago)



@ djcotez: I have an Android phone...
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts JJ51 11/9/10 1:10 PM
I had the same experience.  Different email but similar content and from a browser in China.  I have an android phone and I am suspecting it is associated with this issue.  I came across a mention of security issues associated with my phone and email.  Of course, an email from the company says they have heard of no such problems associated with this phone.  I would, also, be interested in knowing how many of you guys have an android phone. 
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts jdamien75 11/9/10 1:56 PM
I have an iPhone, but I have never used it to access the account that was broken into & used to send the spam messages to my contact list.
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts kellyisnotsocool 11/9/10 3:07 PM
My husband doesn't use his email on a mobile device of any kind. It appears that they were going down a list alphabetically and just guessing passwords, from all the Daniels and Dans and other names with "D". 

I've scanned our computer a hundred (okay slightly less than that) times and it appears to be fine. Anyone else caught anything in their virus scanning?  


Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts JJ51 11/9/10 6:43 PM
My name starts with J.  I have not caught anything on my virus scanner.
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts dazza3g 11/10/10 3:11 AM
Hi All,

I just got hit with the same problem. From 07:09 to 07:13 UTC time. My name being darren, so I guess this is close to all the daniel's or "D" names out there.

I have an android phone as well.
I don't use any other computer besides my work laptop (which has symantec Endpoint corporate) and my android phone.

Similar to other posters, it was from a Browser from China, IP Address: 115.49.93.240

Maybe google should filter all sent emails from the 115.49.*.* subnet
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts jmcnyc 11/10/10 5:37 AM
I was just hacked - Google shows IP address
Unknown
China (ny.adsl:123.4.51.95)
9:10 pm (11 hours ago)

 

At 9:11 - one minute after the account was hacked this email went out to my contacts - and then all my contacts were deleated:
 
> hi
> How are you?
> Just received  my Apple MacBook Pro 17 from this website.
> www.mgjzs.com much cheaper than others and genuine . if you would like
> to get one,you can check it out.They have  many other items .
> all the best for 2010
> Regards
 
 
I assume all my contacts are gone. 
 
I know I did not have a virus - and that I didnt click on any suspicious email.  My password is extremely secure.  Makes me wonder about gmail security.  I see people complaining about this exact issue 9 months ago - Google is a smart company - would think they would have smarter people vs the hackers.  Maybe they should hire the hackers.
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts daniel.perren 11/10/10 7:45 AM
Hi everyone - another Dan here...

Woke up yesterday to see a similar message had been disptched to all my contacts following a dubious Chinese IP logging in.

Password was six random letters (now changed), I've run three different malware scanners with zero results and I've been logging via SSH since it became available.  Extremely puzzled as to how this happened.

I have no POP or IMAP currently set up (though I have in the past), and I use an Android phone linked to my account.

Really hoping this doesn't happen again...

Dan
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts dkleine1 11/10/10 2:22 PM
My name is David, and my account was also hacked using the message at the beginning of this thread.  The scary thing is that about an hour before it was hacked, I swapped out my old wireless router for a SMC router I bought on Woot a week or so ago.  Shortly after I discovered my email had been hacked, I got a notice from the bank I use stating that there was unauthorized access to my bank account. 
I also use an android phone and have the account linked.  I discovered the email breach when my phone started vibrating uncontrollably and I was locked out of the home screen.  I'm assuming it is an android problem.  The only apps I have downloaded recently was the Angry Birds and Center Ice.  Any similarities?
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts DarrenFerneyhough 11/10/10 3:08 PM
My account was used to send this same message to all of my contacts this morning - very annoying, and yes like the rest, my username begins with Darren
 
there's a lot of access via pop3 which I don't use on this account and mainly from IP addresses in the 74.125.82 range, no other setting have been changed but I've changed my password and signed out all additional sessions
 
I have used a windows mobile app in the past to access this account - no idea if this is the cause of the compromise
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts daniel.perren 11/10/10 3:15 PM
Wondering what 3rd party services you all had/have given access to your accounts? It's possible that one of those could have been compromised and been so monumentally incompetent that they had passwords stored as plain text?

If you head to https://www.google.com/accounts/ManageAccount?service=mail there should be a link on the right towards the top.

I'd provided access to:
Scribd
Facebook (twice)
Goosync
Google calendar (no idea why this was considered a 3rd party service)

Maybe worth considering as there doesn't yet seem to be a strong pattern emerging from anywhere else.

Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts kellyisnotsocool 11/10/10 3:29 PM
My husband's account was also linked to Facebook. That is the only site his email account was linked too!

On a side note, my old Yahoo account was hacked awhile back and the only website it was linked too was Facebook! Perhaps that is the common factor here?



Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts treyjp 11/10/10 3:46 PM
similar problem, this email was sent to my contacts minutes ago from China (115.49.36.173)

--------------------------------------
<DIV>hi<BR>This time we visited the world exhibition in
Shanghai,China.We found TV,laptop,camera,PS,mobile's famous
brand&nbsp; ,such as Sony,Apple.Nokia Nikon ,,Acer, have good quality
which you can not expect.They are made in China.we have&nbsp; enquired
their factory.their workmanship is careful.I took back many
articals.the price is affordable for almost&nbsp; person .I am honored
to tell you this news.hope you can develop them and do business with
them.you may directly&nbsp; visit their company or scan their
site&nbsp;&nbsp; <A
---------------------------------------

these are the websites that i've authorized:

Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts jdamien75 11/10/10 4:56 PM
I had 0 sites authorized for my account that was compromised & was not actively using an external device to access the account since August.  Prior to that I had been downloading mail via POP3.
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts walltowallsales 11/10/10 7:15 PM
+1 more with this problem
my wife's name starts with "S", but her email is "darlin********@gmail.com"
would love to know how this happened.
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts bonedoc927 11/10/10 7:57 PM
same thing just happened to me. Came from China IP 123.11.141.220
password started with a D as well. I followed the security instructions posted but if I disable Imap and POP will my blackberry stop getting the email?
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts dave1221 11/11/10 12:46 AM
i had this too last night.

checked my activity info and all IP addresses are mine except this one:

Browser China (115.49.89.83) 23:50 (8 hours ago)


i am from the UK and so why google doesnt have a security measure to stop this i dont know.

i too have an android phone with a number of apps installed - i have a feeling one of those apps has opened a back door!
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts stencil 11/11/10 3:37 AM
Same thing just happened to me from 115.49.36.173 linking to a site with an ip 173.201.134.91 Spamming all my contacts including business ones... very damaging.

Any explanation as to how this happened? My email is not listed anywhere public, neither is it linked to any sites.

Changed password, but very worried about the other secure info in my account. Has google issued a response yet?
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts DanGreg08 11/11/10 4:17 AM
Wow, thanks to you all for responding.
As an update - not heard anything from Google.  I am not using an android and do not have may account linked to anywhere else.
 
I changed my password and have had no more issues - fingers crossed.
 
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts jmastein 11/11/10 6:11 PM
Same here. Different message about cheap Mac laptops at (.mgjzs.com)
Took place on 11/9. Also from China.
It appears to have only sent mail to about a dozen of my contacts (as far as I can tell).
Email they/it sent was not in my .sent mail' but was retrievable from the 'trash'.
My entire contact list was erased.

I suspected it was due to weak password - sorry to hear this was not the case with others.
(did all the recommended changes, guess we'll see what happens)
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts a.nitish9 11/17/10 9:26 AM
Hi,
8/11/10 my Gmail account was been hacked, also my hotmail alternative mail, so I cannot use any way to restore my password. I've tried to fill the form where contacts, tags, and other info were requested, but I have every time the same answer: "Information supplied not enough.

I my gmail account i have billing information, work mailing, and other private data that maybe has been compromised. I can provide my DNI (national identity card), my phone number and if it's necessary I can go to the police and attach the police inform.

Please, contact me as soon as you can because I need to recover the data inside my account. 

I'm Using Windows xp, Google Chrome as navigator, and Avira as antivirus.

Thank you in advice
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts reospeed 11/17/10 12:13 PM
Same thing happened to a family member.  Had them change the password to the account.  How are they gaining access to the accounts?  Seems like a large vulnerability that's being easily exploited here.  Get ON it, Gmail team!!!!!!
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts defk3000 11/17/10 3:42 PM
They finally made it to the K's! Rat Bastards.
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts JJ51 11/18/10 10:41 AM
I had not noticed any sign of further problems after the 11/8 spam email sent out from my address.  Then yesterday my password recovery was triggered.  Is someone trying to regain access to my account?  Is there any way to contact Google about these issues or do we just hope that they notice what is happening through monitoring these discussions.
stkeros 11/23/10 4:56 PM <This message has been deleted.>
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts Team Chub Racing 11/25/10 11:16 AM
Same here on 11/24/10. "K" at beginning of email name. Spam sent out to all 400+ in address book. NOT fun since many biz professionals. I'm using Facebook, iPhone, RoboForm & GoodSync (and performed a manual synch "goodsync" of Roboform and Doc's Folder) just an hour before this went out, MS Security Essentials, Office10 w/Outlook. I'm thinking similar to "stkeros" that passwords and/or usernames compromised from a website.
While over it, I'm concerned as to what else it did (collect personal/financial info) or infecting those sent to if click on link or machine not secure. Hope this gets corrected soon!
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts Team Chub Racing 11/25/10 11:39 AM
More insight: MSE didn't detect, but SuperAntiSpyware (SAS) caught the following, and seems to be a common "virus" among others with same issue:
C:\Users\YOUR USERNAME\downloads\SetupPlaySushi.exe (Adware.Dropper)
SAS eliminated, but running Malwarebytes right now to see if anything else lingering...
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts mrgrieves13 11/25/10 5:19 PM
Another "K" username here, account hacked and contacts spammed. Similar message to the original poster but mine was hawking iPhones. The hacker accessed my account from IP 115.49.92.1 - is there anywhere I can send this to Google? do they care? The official responses I have read seem to blame the user for compromising their password. Seems like a quite a "coincidence" that all the attacks are on gmail accounts, and clearly they are proceeding alphabetically. Does this not instead suggest that there is a weakness on Google's end?
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts Team Chub Racing 11/25/10 11:06 PM
11/25/10 - Okay, so now what? Anyone have any suggestions to move in a forward direction?
Commonality:
1. We've been hacked, and all of us within our GMAIL accounts - ONLY.  
2. All from similar IP addy based out of China.
 
Coincidence:
1. Attacking alphabetically.
2. Utilizes entire address book residing within the account.
 
Speculation:
1. Roboform
2. online gaming site (wild guess only because my son's login appears to be the one that initiated this problem...though I'm barely able to honor that statement, cause it could have happened way before my sons computer usage, which coincided with the virus release.
3. My schools network...I just got connected to their AP's on campus...but only based on MAC addy. They have enough faith in their "Barracuda" secured infrastructure, that they didn't check if I had a current AV, or one at all. Nor a firewall, a virus free laptop...took about 30 seconds max to setup my laptop to their AP, so i know all he did (at that time) was input my MAC into their Router. Not sure if this was the cause, or my son's web-surfing.
Any suggestions, commonalities, or ?...please post as you never know if you'll supply the missing piece of the puzzle. Thanks...ChubMan
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts Team Chub Racing 11/25/10 11:35 PM
Oops. Forgot to mention a possible Coincidence:
3. Facebook account (have a FB but not tied to same gmail account, or, have a FB and IS tied to same as hacked gmail account).
 
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts dashkas 11/26/10 4:27 AM
for password recorvery I prefer ProteMac Keybag PRO ( www.protemac.com )
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts Kemailaddress 11/27/10 1:26 PM
Another K e-mail address at 10:21pm EST  on the 26th.  Run the gauntlet of security changes.  Also had e-mail sent to phone; and account was linked with facebook.  

Has anyone discovered the source - is it keylogging?  

Also, I had suspicious activity in China AND NY.  This afternoon I had the NY IP address come up a few times and IMAP also turned itself back.  Thus I redid the security measures.  Is it possible that NY could be my phone going through IMAP?  (I am not in NY).    

Are there solutions?  Perhaps those earlier in the alphabet, is it a one and done?
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts PHoodes 12/1/10 5:12 AM
Just happened to me last night .... (I'm a "P").   Not only all my contacts, but all many email addresses that were cc'd on emails that I sent or received.   Have now done all security updates that were suggested, but like everyone else, trying to figure out how this happened.
 
Any new info on where we might have been compromised?  Are there any new solutions (Google Team?)
 
 
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts KaTaKlIsM 12/1/10 5:57 AM
Same thing happened to me last night... from China... Emailed business contacts...

It would be great to get some feedback from google on this
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts ping.diane 12/1/10 6:46 AM
A similar thing just happened to me. They/it emailed all my contacts. Two IPs showed up, both apparently from China:

123.161.74.226
123.53.127.103

I've got a gmail address that starts with P.


Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts KaTaKlIsM 12/1/10 9:33 AM
btw, my email adress start by P...
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts charliebrownisis 12/3/10 6:38 AM
I had the same issue today. I woke up to find my account accessed from a dubuious chinese IP. with the message

I just pulled $1926 in a few hours working from home! I learned from -
http://homesbased17-business-news.ru/?b4mRA  Dont say I never help
anyone!
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts Kjmaddy 12/3/10 3:35 PM
My account was hacked into and a bogus message was sent to all my contacts. I was shut out of my account and had to go throught the process of reseting the password. When I got back into mu account it was totally empty of everything (contacts, lengthy inbox, sent box, groups) All that was there were a small number of inbox items and a real lean trash. Does anyone know if there is a way to get my contacts back from Google? Can anyone help in any way? Thanks. Keith Maddy 
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts bridgetstella 12/5/10 9:16 PM
I've lost all contacts and can't receive email either. Did you get any help? I'd be interested to know what to do to get my contacts back at least so I can transfer them to another account.
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts PHoodes 12/6/10 3:43 AM
Hi,
I didn't lose my contacts -- my account was disabled, but once I changed my password, it was back, and everything was available.

I suspect this is related to have a somewhat "weak" password on my gmail account.  Though a combination of numbers and letters, my own password was not a "strong" as it probably should have been.

And, just for the record, I'm running Windows 7, and yes, Facebook was linked to my gmail account (it no longer is) -- I use Roboform -- I had IMAP turned on.   Can't see any other things in common with the others here, and no, haven't received any other help.

Look to the earlier post with all things to do to avoid this in the future.  Most are OK to do, though am a little disappointed about having to turn off IMAP -- I can no longer receive emails on my phone!

Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts rmbusy 12/6/10 9:01 AM
Looks like they made it to the "R"'s.  My account was hacked at 3:31am PST, from IP 123.11.21.15 which shows up as a DSL connection from 'China Unicom Henan Province Network', per http://www.iplocationtools.com/

Email sent to all contacts, and contacts deleted.  Account is not linked to anywhere.  Fortunately this is just my spam account, that I use for sites I don't know or trust.

Password has been changed to an even stronger password...
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts redredvine 12/6/10 9:51 AM
1. My username begins with R ...
2. My account was hacked at 11:31am EST today from IP China (123.11.17.39), which comes up on ip-address.com as
SP of this IP [?]:China Unicom Henan province network
Organization:China Unicom Henan province network
Host of this IP: [?]:hn.kd.ny.adsl [Whois] [Trace]

3. The message sent to anyone I have ever been in even tertiary contact with whose name began with C or D was:

hi friend

how are you ?

apple  iphones and ipad now hot sales

best price here

ihad  order the Iphone4 from them

i like it much . all best

hope you try too

<eleb2c.com>

regards


4. All of my regular contacts appear to have been deleted; anyone I have ever been on an email with (even if the email was just sent to both of us...) is still listed in my "more contacts".

I feel incredibly violated. 

What can we do?

Google, what will you do?

Thanks.

Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts Bob McG 12/7/10 3:56 PM
I just had the same issue occur last night.  The spammer was from China. Now all my contacts are gone.  Can they be retreived?  
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts nadlaon 12/7/10 8:41 PM
woke up today and found out that this has hacked into my account.  changed password.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Nathaniel Adlaon <nad...@gmail.com>
To: cruz...@yahoo.com, c...@mozcom.com, ctro...@gmail.com, cts....@safeguard-cts.com, custome...@star1889.com, cust...@sportsmansguide.com, saintjo...@yahoo.com, dan...@info.com.ph, danny....@mirant.com, dm_c...@yahoo.com
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2010 09:37:42 +0800
Subject: Dear friend!
Hello!

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This is a very large company, it is fit by several well-known brands
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Best wishes

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Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts davedivehall 12/7/10 8:46 PM
Hi, i just had the same problem - an account from China.

What's bothering me though, is the last 4 months of my emails have been deleted.

Why would they do this? And how do i contact Gmail to let them know and try to get it all back??
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts reggie.d79 12/8/10 4:46 AM
I too got done over by the China hackers.  Everything deleted except for what was already in the trash folder.  Pity they didn't empty my trash folder for me...pricks.
Just want my contacts and previous e-mails restored, please.  Google can you do that for me and the rest of us please?!
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts robyKz 12/8/10 6:05 AM
My account was accessed as well from China (123.53.86.21). All my contacts were mailed 
this;
>>Recently, I bought some presents from a commercial site for Christmas,
>>all the products can enjoy a big discount, it is worth visiting:
>>fallinele.com ,
>>for the Christmas more one choice. @--

I was in front of my PC so I started seeing the undeliverable error messages and caught the hacker on time. I've changed the password and checked for other things that could have done to the account (set up forwarding, POP3 access, etc).

They didn't have the time to change my password, nor delete any contact or email.

I have an Android phone with not many 3rd parties apps, and I use Facebook.
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts kellyisnotsocool 12/8/10 6:15 AM
This doesn't appear to be malware or anything, since I don't think anyone who has responded has said they caught anything.

How does this get reported to Google? The hell Google...help us out! :) 
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts thedefectkid 12/24/10 12:14 PM
I was Hacked but my name is Zack. All of my contacts were deleted can't find them and phone won't sync is all of my data lost? Who do I talk to to try tog et them back. Weve all been ahcked and I thinks its through my phone. My email sent out a bunch of messages to all my friends through my contacts. GOOGLE HELP US!!!!!!!
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts kirkusss 1/20/11 4:02 PM
I've just recieved undelivered msgs on my e-mail. original from me linked to www.fallinele.com

Operating system Win 7
Nod32 4
firefox -> igoogle(gmail panel)

and

android fbook+gmails apps
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts lifes2short2waste 1/21/11 8:30 AM
Received the undelivered msgs on my email last night at work and didn't have time do anything about it got probably 50 msgs.  Now that I'm off I checked online because my android wouldn't log me in.  I restored my account and yes my mine linkined me to www.fallinele.com
also Windows 7 and androad with fbook + gmail apps! Is it somthing to do with android?
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts pedro.robles 1/21/11 10:25 AM
I just got my gmail hacked. Someone spammed my contact list with a link to a Viagra announcement.
 
The only suspicious IP in my login history is:
 
Browser Taiwan (124.218.222.150) 11:57 am (1 hour ago)
 
I wish to keep my Gmail. but for now I'm deleting my contacts, deleting my documents, deleting my calendars, and Using my local outlook with Comcast account
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts edwardc 1/27/11 2:03 AM
same here, from China

BrowserChina (115.59.75.177)4:37 pm (1 hour ago)

Thanks god I am just in front of my computer, so the spammer just sent around 100+ mails to my contacts within 2 minutes, mostly rejected by mail server. So my account remained unlock.

But it's still very frustrating to me ... I have no idea how they gained access of my account ?
Re: My Email account hacked and emailed all my contacts kcassety 2/7/11 4:01 PM
hi,
Exact same thing is happening to me.  I have an android phone linked to my account.  I wonder if this is an attack on google, based on googles recent decision to stop censoring searches inside china?  I hope that changing my password will work, but apparently it hasn't worked for everyone.  For those of you that changed their password, and continued having emails sent, did you change your security question?  I hope google figures this one out soon.
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