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1/21/10
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ghdineshs

someone has hacked into my gmail account and sent two mails to my contact list, intruder China(115.49.98.126)

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someone has hacked into my gmail account and sent two mails to my contact list, intruder China(115.49.98.126), I have got this IP address from your account activity console. would you please provide me a proper solution.




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bkc56
1/21/10
bkc56
Have you regained access to your account?
1/21/10
Original Poster
ghdineshs
yeah, password was remained the same when i was logged in again. I have changed the password. in my home, i am using Microsoft Security Essentials.
bkc56
1/21/10
bkc56
If your account has been compromised/hacked/stolen you will need to check at least all of the following things:

Account Security:
Settings -> Accounts and Import -> Google Account Settings -> Change Password [pick a new secure password]
Settings -> Accounts and Import -> Google Account Settings -> Change Password Recovery Options [verify secret question, SMS and secondary e-mail address]

Potential Spam:
Settings -> General -> Signature [make sure nothing as been added]
Settings -> General -> Vacation Responder [make sure it's disabled and empty]

E-mail Theft

Settings -> Accounts and Import -> Send Mail As [make sure it is using your correct e-mail address]
Settings -> Filters [no filters that forward or delete e-mail]
Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP -> Forwarding [disabled or correct address]
Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP -> POP Download [disabled]
Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP -> IMAP Access [disabled]

Additional Information
Keeping account secure:  https://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=46526
Protecting your account:  https://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=29407
If your account is compromised:  http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=50270
1/21/10
Original Poster
ghdineshs
Thank you very much, i have already done everything. can you please tell me, how this can happen? do you have any idea?
bkc56
1/21/10
bkc56
It's really hard to guess how they gained access.  There are so many ways to gain access to an account.  Even if you're extremely careful, things can still happen.
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bkc56
1/28/11
bkc56
Really, how did they get my (and all the others') passwords?

They harvest passwords by various methods.  The following article (an updated version of what was posted above) touches on that subject.

http://knol.google.com/k/the-c-man/how-to-recover-a-hacked-or-compromised/3p9k5zywla4ku/7?pli=1#How_to_Recover_Your_Account
 
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