tabath Posted April 19, 2010 Share Posted April 19, 2010 Had some issues last night with my wifes gmail account,had somehow been hacked and emails sent out(containg links) to all contacts in her gmail address book AND all contacts in her work Outlook address book. Obviously the work related stuff is quite serious as she works for a large multinational............BUT none of her work contacts are saved in her gmail contact list and in fact she has only ever sent email to 2 of her work contacts from her gmail account. She has access to her works email and intranet by way of a citrix VPN using a security keyfob number generator. Our home network is behind a router with all ports in and out nailed down and monitored, I regularly run all the usual anti stuff and all the usual security precautions are taken. Shes just been on the phone to me from work having had her help desk bod with her and he said it must have been from our end ( the companies) and happened when you were logged into the intranet from home! I said to the wife I thought that very unlikely, if the companies network has been compromised internally why then hack her google account to send emails instead of just sending them from her company email account -the only other option I can see is the company has standardised on blackberries for mobile access to email, maybe theres a weakness there. Just before the emails were sent from her account google recorded a login from a mobile device in france - obviously not my wife. anyone had anything siilar or any thoughts? Cheers Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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