gmail tels me my email account has been accessed by 3rd party

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  1. offshoresa65s macrumors member

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    Hi

    Not sure which forum I should post this so here goes.

    When I opened Google email account today, across the top of email in bold red high light, they inform me someone accessed my email gmail account on the 16th March and that I should change my password immediately.

    Here is the breach as they put it to me in the attached pic.

    It states it's a site called softlayer.com : www.softlayer.com

    Anyone else experienced this sort of alert form their google account?

    cheers

    O

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  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3GS: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8G4 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Google has been alerting people like this for a few years now. They watch and monitor the IP that logs into your account and if one logs in from a strange network that you normally don't use they alert you.

    You should change your password ASAP and make it a strong one.
     
  3. offshoresa65s thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi
    Thnx. I will change my password, but this site's address is in the USA.

    I live in another part of the world and I have never been to the USA.

    Anyone familiar with the mentioned site?

    Cheers

    O
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Why don't you search around and see if anyone else has run into the same problem? Try Google.com.
     
  5. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    You should read the GMail blog regarding this:

    Detecting suspicious account activity

     
  6. Phil A. Moderator

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    They look like a hosting company, so it's likely that one of their customers is responsible rather than themselves. It may be worth firing an email to abuse@softlayer.com with the details so they can investigate
     

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