Check if your gmail Account is hacked?
I received a weired mail from my friend Stella last night, I was chatting with her within Gmail itself and I recieved this mail from her.
Message Subject: I need help, Plz wire me 10k it’s urgent.
Message Body : Hi , I am in urgent need of 10k, please forward me the money through ********************
I was more of like shocked and angry, I mean I am a tech guy, How could she try to fool me with such stuff that too when I am on chat with her only, So I replied: “You Idiot, Stop kidding me!”
But in few seconds i received another reply from her saying, “I am not joking or anything as such, I seriously need your help, let me know if you can help ” ?
Shit! I said, I called her and asked what was this all about? She replied nothing & denied the entire mail thing. I was now pretty sure that her account was hacked,
We just confirmed it in few seconds, How ? 😕
It is very easy to check if somebody is using your gmail account?
All you need to do is scroll down to your gmail page & check what IP’s are using your account. If you see anything that says
“This account is currently being used in 1 other location at this IP (184.108.40.206) “, It means you have a proble there, You need to click on the Details link present there as shown in the image below.
If you see something like “Last account activity: 53 minutes ago on this computer. Details”