How can I tell if my gmail account been spoofed or hacked?

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by paulsiu, Oct 23, 2009.

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  1. paulsiu

    paulsiu Registered Member

    Dec 14, 2006
    Recently, I have been getting a lot of facebook email. They are to various people that their facebook password has been changed. In addition, I have been getting email about not being able to email to the facebook address.

    I don't have a facebook account and use my gmail only for personal emails.

    I clicked on last account activity and notice that I had browser access from on Oct 22. I did a reverse IP and it indicated a Beijing server.

    Can I assume that my account has been hacked? If I was spoofed, I wouldn't be have that entry in my last account activity?

    How in the world did they managed to hack in? I access my gmail infrequently. I have WPA on my wireless and don't access my account on public wireless. The password is not even a word but a weird sequence of letters and numbers.

    Last edited: Oct 23, 2009
  2. lordpake

    lordpake Registered Member

    Aug 7, 2004
    Helsinki ~ European Union
    My suggestion, change your gmail and other passwords from another machine.

    Have your machine checked for malware. If Google shows access from another IP address that's a bad sign.

    From what little I know it's not usually about 'hacking'. It's either old fashioned social engineering, ie. ask for the logins, or some form of malware.
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