My Gmail is Compromised!

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  1. The_Architect

    The_Architect Newbie

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    My GMail account just got compromised and most of my internet identity is there! I do not know what to do and I am totally frantic. I just saw how to report compromise to Google but I don't remember the answers to half of the questions. My Gmail account is one of the oldest so I don't remember when the hell I created it, or who's exact email invited me, or what my secondary email was back then, or even what are 4 labels I use (since i never used labels). So upon that, I have not a friggin clue how the hell I will recover it now. I would like someone with experience to tell me how I can do this. Does anyone have any ideas? Google cannot be emailed directly and I live in Romania. Google has support numbers only in USA, as I remember.
     
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    Ok. I filled out the information and GUESSED on some of the answers, yet they gave access back to me. Can some mod delete my dumb thread? :D I really was stressed over something that got solved very easily thanks to the fast response of Google staff.
     
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    Did they call you or could you recover your account online ?
     
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    I was able to recover my account online. What is the reason for your question? :)
     
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    For the future::

    Make sure to turn on https in the settings. Info could otherwise be easily picked up, specially if you are on wireless.
     
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    I just noticed that the guy who hacked the gmail had to make it in English. I guess Romanian slowed him down a bit :D