Google Warning Gmail Users: China Spied on Your Account

For days, Gmail has been displaying scary red banners above certain users’ inboxes, warning “Your account was recently accessed from China.” So, now you at least know if Chinese hackers are spying on your Gmail.Threatpost says the users affected seem to be pretty randomly distributed—they found everyone from a privacy advocate, to the editor of a marketing blog, to doctors and gamers had been affected. The warning includes the IP address used to access the user’s account, and a recommendation to change their password. (You’ve been able to check a log of who’s accessed your account for a while, but Google has taken an extra step by actively warning users whose accounts have specifically been accessed by a Chinese IP address.)


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