4447 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 31, 2010 3:42 PM by digitalformula
I don't want to alarm everyone but it's quite likely that someone's hacked your Gmail account. I'm saying this seriously as I'm 99% sure it's what happened to me.
I had the same issue 2 days ago where my iPhone 4 starting saying my Gmail password was wrong so I logged into Gmail in Firefox and got told by Google that my account had been flagged as showing suspicious activity.
I did some checking and found that an email had been sent from my account that I didn't send - it was even in my sent items. The content of the email was nothing more than a spam URL.
I did some more checking and found that my iPhone 4 logged into Gmail at 0330 on October 30th and then, 9 minutes later, something/someone in Serbia logged into my Gmail and sent the SPAM messages to people that I haven't emailed for years.
I had to go through Gmail's identification process which involved a verification code being sent to my phone. I had to enter this into the Gmail website and then change my password. Now it's all working OK though.
Because I'm paranoid I've just spent an entire day changing my password pretty much everywhere to passwords that are randomly generated by a small application I use.
I would highly recommend that you log into Gmail in your browser and check the activity log link at the bottom of your Gmail to see if anyone other than you logged into your Gmail account recently. For mine, if anyone's interestedå:
IP info: http://images.digitalformula.net/temp/dns-lookup.jpg
Gmail log: http://images.digitalformula.net/temp/gmail-log.jpg
P.S. Interestingly I just received the same SPAM email from a friend of mine so I'm wondering if there's an iPhone virus around???