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#1 mjl1297


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Posted 28 January 2010 - 11:30 PM

I was unfortunate enough to have my personal Google gmail account hacked this morning by one of these spammers that resets your password and then sends an email to everyone in the address book that you've been robbed in London and need the recipient to wire money so you can make it home. I haven't been able to access the account and I guess it is gone for good because Google keeps rejecting my account recovery pages. So far, apart from the damage to my pride, nothing seems amiss. I have some annoyed and some amused customers contacting me but my main concern is is the damage limited solely to Google? I don't have a keylogger or anything like that do I? How would I know? Is there any way I can get back into that account without Google's help? I've been changing passwords and usernames all day but I'm paranoid that I've forgotten something. As an extra precaution I reset my computer to a clean restore point before all of this happened. Any help/encouragement is definitely appreciated.

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 06:06 AM

Never mind guys. I've sorted it.

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 08:26 PM

Thanks for letting us know. Unfortunately attempting to advise you with your compromised email account, is difficult on this forum due to rules we have in place for member security and safety.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:11 PM

My girlfriend's gmail account was hacked, pw changed yesterday. The attacker sent me an e-mail from the compromised account pretending to be her and the message said the following, "Can you send me any and all the pics I have sent you."

I realized something was up immediately. We were able to regain control of the account a few hours later, however.
I'd like to know if anyone can offer some advice in obtaining the attacker's IP address based upon looking at the e-mail header info. I've tried this, but the only two IPs that are in the header are IPs registered to: "Internet Assigned Numbers Authority"

I was wondering if maybe gmail support could track the attacker's IP address based upon where he/she logged in from.

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