Posted 02 August 2011 - 02:04 PM
I am not sure what all I had listed for 'me' in the gmail account they had access to. I know the account was 'exposed' for two days before a public announcement was made about the breach. As I said, I immediately changed my password. If memory serves, I had not transferred the contacts from my main gmail to that one at the time of the breach. It's just very unnerving to find these identical emails in several of my accounts. I made sure not to 'link' the email accounts to one another in any way...and as you probably know, Google offers a lot of different ways to do that. I intentionally did not link the email accounts to maintain privacy, and yet, somehow, they got several of my email addresses anyway. My guess is that it relates to these 'people' search databases, or some other ad database that can correlate my ip address with use of these emails (somehow). Watch your back, people. Because someone else is!