Signs That Show Your Google Account Has Been Hacked

If you notice any of the following signs, your Google account may have been hacked:

  • You cannot sign in to your Google account.
  • You started receiving strange emails, messages or calls.
  • Your password has been changed without you doing so.
  • You are seeing unusual activity on your Google Account.

In this article, we will study them in detail, one by one. Then, we will show you how to regain access to your Google account, after being the victim of a hack.

Do you think your Google account has been hacked? Here's what to look for

Can't sign in to your Google account? Do you think your account is hacked? We have listed the main signs that should alert you. If you recognize yourself in any of them, immediately apply the fixes we recommend.

Your password has been changed without your knowledge

If your password was changed and it was not your fault, this obviously means your account has been hacked.

But even if your password hasn't been changed, that doesn't mean your Google account hasn't been hacked. Cybercriminals often leave the password intact because it allows them to use the account without the owner being aware.

In any case, if your password has been changed without you having done so, go to the login page and click on “ Need help ? » Enter the email address you use to log in and click “ Continue"

Your outbox contains emails you didn't send

Email accounts are often hacked for the purpose of sending emails. A hacked email account can be used to send spam to thousands of recipients.

If this happens, it is possible that Google will ban your account because they suspect you of the activity.

You started receiving strange emails

If you receive strange emails, messages or calls from people you don't know, there may be attempts to hack your account with the phishing technique.

In other words, we try to make you believe that you have to enter a password to actually recover your login credentials discreetly.

You receive security alerts from Google

If your account has been hacked or someone is trying to hack it, Google will often send you a security alert. Hacking attempts are easy for Google to detect because the hacker will usually try to access your account from a different device and IP address.

To prevent this from happening again, we recommend that you change your password. We also recommend using thetwo-factor authentication.

You see unusual activity on your Google Account

If you see unusual activity on your Google account, it could be a sign that your account has been hacked. Here are some examples of unusual activity:

How to regain access to your Google account after a hack?

If you believe your account has been hacked, follow these steps to regain your access:

  • First, access the google account recovery page. This page is quite easy to find. On the login page, you must go to “ Forgotten password"
  • Then on the Google account recovery page, enter your email address or phone number. Normally, several recovery methods are displayed.
  • Follow the instructions given (you may need to answer questions about your account or receive a code on your phone).
  • If you are still unable to regain access to your account, please contact Google for assistance.
  • In this case, Google will probably ask you for the last password you remember, or for the email addresses you communicate with regularly. They will also ask you for personal information to verify your identity. All of this is done in order to help you regain access to your account and keep it secure in the future.

Here is the list of our tips. We hope this article has been useful to you. Do not hesitate to read the other articles concerning the security of your computer, and the good tips that we put at your disposal.