My Gmail might be infiltrated!!

@qianyun6 (2069)
China
May 7, 2011 7:34pm CST
Yesterday when I tried to log in my gmail account, it told me that there was some suspicious activity in my account and I was asked to do a verification via voice phone call or SMS. I chose SMS so google sent a short message to my cell phone, I inputted it and finished the verification. Then I was recommanded to change my password, I did it too. Finally I accessed my account and checked my email. I found "I" mass-sent an e-mail at about 14:21 (Beijing Time, GMT+8) and all the mails were rejected. I remembered clearly that I was not surfing Internet but doing my assignment at that moment! I checked the mail, its content was very simple, only a link to a medicine-reseller site. Then I checked the access record of my Gmail. It showed that at 14:21, an American IP did log in the account. I have never been the US!! My dear friends, What do you think about this? Have you met email infiltrating?
2 responses
@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
8 May 11
I have had some friends who have had their gmail accounts hacked. I received the mails and knew that none of them would have been sending the types of spam that I had been getting. The problems were resolved later but I don't know how. I've not used the gmail as my email host. I think it has become a common target by hackers and spammers.
• United States
8 May 11
Hi there, I heard this too from one of my friends earlier today. What she did was changed the password and let support know what was going on. But you are right that is what I heard that several have been hacked.
@petersum (4526)
• United States
8 May 11
This is common on web host email, but not so much on Gmail. My web site email has been made unusable by a Chinese fake watch supplier. Site is linked to by dozens of Russian addresses that change each day. Nothing that you can do about it! It is ironical that a Chinese man has been effected. Perhaps qianyun6 is in a better position than we are to investigate these Chinese/Russian email hackers. He should definitely report any abuse to his ISP even if it appears to be a Gmail only problem.
@qianyun6 (2069)
• China
8 May 11
Hi, petersum! I'm sorry I can't understand what you said fully. Why I'm in a better position? A hacker will never expose his real physical IP address. So though the IP which hacked my email was belong to the US, I can't infer from it that the hacker is an American, In fact he/she can be at everywhere in the world.