Jun 1st, 2011

Well, this sucks. Google’s just notified folks that they have foiled plans from hackers believed to be from China. Google claims they foiled the group’s plans before too much damage could be done, but did say that there were a number of victims whose information may have been compromised.

Gmail passwords were retrieved through what Google believes to be a phishing attack. After getting these passwords, the violators would sign in and forward the victim’s email to another address, all without the users knowing.

It’s a good time for you guys to check up on your accounts. Change your passwords, make sure no messages have been sent from your account, and double check your email forwards and filters to make sure your email isn’t being sent to someone else’s inbox. Check Google’s blog out for more details and stay safe, folks.