Detecting suspicious activity on your account

Note: If you've been redirected to this page from the sign-in box, we've detected suspicious activity on your account.

 

Find out if your account has been hacked

If you notice any of these signs, someone else may be using your Google Account.

Important: If you think someone else is using your Google Account, change your password immediately for:

  • Your Google Account (if you didn’t already change it after you noticed suspicious activity)
  • Apps and sites where you use the same password you used for your Google Account
  • Apps and sites that contact you through your Google Account email address
  • Apps and sites where you sign in with your Google Account email address
  • Apps and sites for which you’ve saved passwords in your Google Account

Suspicious account activity

Unfamiliar changes to critical security settings

Correct the setting immediately if you see unfamiliar changes to these settings:

Unauthorized financial activity

Your financial activity might be suspicious if:

Unusual activity notifications

Note: We'll use your recovery phone number and email address to tell you about suspicious activity.

We’ll inform you of unusual activity through:

  • A notification about an unusual sign-in or a new device using your account.
  • A notification that there was a change to your username, password, or other security settings, and you didn’t make the change.
  • A notification about some other activity you don’t recognize.
  • A red bar at the top of your screen that says, "We've detected suspicious activity in your account."
  • Your "Device activity and security events" page.

Suspicious activity in Google products you use

Gmail

Gmail settings

Correct the setting immediately if you see unfamiliar changes to:

Gmail activity

Your Gmail activity might be suspicious if:

  • You stopped getting emails.
  • Your friends say they got spam or unusual emails from you.
  • Your username has been changed.
  • Your emails were deleted from your inbox and aren’t found in Trash. You can report emails have gone missing and possibly recover them.
YouTube

Your YouTube activity might be suspicious if:

Google Drive

Your Google Drive activity might be suspicious if:

Google Photos

Your Google Photos activity might be suspicious if:

Blogger

Your Blogger activity might be suspicious if:

  • Posts you didn’t publish appear on your blog.
  • You get comments on posts you didn’t publish.
  • Your mail-to-Blogger address has changed, but you didn’t change it.
  • Your blog has disappeared or been blocked.
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