I checked my email this morning to find this inside my Google Mail inbox.
Someone recently tried to use an application to sign in to your Google Account - ##########@gmail.com. We prevented the sign-in attempt in case
this was a hijacker trying to access your account. Please review the details of the sign-in attempt:
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 9:36:44 AM UTC
IP Address: ###.##.##.###
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
If you do not recognize this sign-in attempt, someone else might be trying to access your account. You should sign in to your account and reset your
I have never experienced anything like the above before. I am curious if any one on ATS has, or could offer information as to a possible explanation
"why" this could happen. It does make me slightly paranoid to some extent
The only thing I can think of is a day before this "attempt" was made I used a trial version of Microsoft Office Cloud 2013 to write a research paper
I edited out the I.P address (unsure about possible T&C violations) in the above OP. Would anyone more "in the know" about these things be able to
offer a possible explanation, or steps I should take other than changing my password?
What steps could I take to find out more about "who" this was?
Thank you for any assistance you might be able to provide.
edit on 5-12-2012 by SyntheticPerception because: (no reason given)