My Gmail Account Has Been Hacked -Please Help!

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I have not yet recovered from this shock, I feel like someone broke into my house.

I discovered this morning that someone hacked my gmail account from my main blog (under a pen-name) and emailed a spam mail to the complete contact list.

I immediately changed the password and sent an email to the complete list, explaining what happened.

While sending out this explanation email, I noticed that several providers had already blacklisted me.

The spam mail points to this domain true-money . com / jadver. There is a full info of the owner in the whois-database.

I also have the IP from which the emails were send.

The damage with my contact list is most likely damaged irreparably.

What should I do and more importantly: Have I missed something?

I think there is no personal information under this account, no paypal, no addresses, no other passwords (it was the account of a pen-name).

Please help, I'm devastated, need your advice.

#account #fraud #gmail #hacked #spam
  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    This is happening to quite a few people.

    Read this:

    Make sure domains haven't been transferred/redirected, credit cards and anything else you use Gmail as primary contact hasn't been compromised.

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    • Profile picture of the author E. Corbo

      I'm already checking everything.

      The thing is, I've switched to "always use https" weeks ago (since I've read your post).

      True is my password was very weak (an animal + a number), but how did they hack it?
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    • Profile picture of the author KEY
      posted on the other thread...but I wanted to add:
      with the skill that some of these guys(gals) have...why not put it to better use? they could/should be able to make more money putting their 'talents' to more productive (and legal) uses.
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