Google has announced that hackers have gained access to G-Mail accounts and are using them to send spam. This activity has been noticed about a week ago and has increased the last few days.
“The Gmail team takes security very seriously and is investigating the reports we’ve seen in our user forums over the past few days,” Google said Tuesday in an e-mailed statement. “We encourage users who suspect their accounts have been compromised to immediately change their passwords and to follow the advice at the following page: http://www.google.com/help/security/.”
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