If your Gmail account has been hacked, check whether you still have an access to the account. If so, here’s what you can do:
1. Before you start find and delete all the compromising info in your inbox
Take the necessary precautions to protect your inbox. Use LogDog tool to find exposed passwords, credit card, bank and social security numbers in your email account. This tool will remove any and all private data putting you at risk for credit card and identity theft. So if hackers hack your inbox, they won’t find what they’re looking for.
2. Check the latest logins
In Gmail, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Details” link at the bottom right. A new window will open with a list of last activity on your account. Check out the details listed under Access Type, Location and Date/Time. If you see any activity listed there that doesn’t match your own activity, that may be an indication that your account was indeed hacked.
3. Change your password
Make sure your new password is a complex one with mix of characters and digits, and of at least 8 characters long. You might also consider using a password manager app to make it easier to manage your passwords.
4. Check your password recovery options
Go to the account recovery e-mail and phone number on your account page and verify they were not changed.
5. Check other account characteristics
Go to your Gmail settings page. Under the General tab, verify that your “Signature” and “Vacation responder” settings were not changed. Under the Accounts tab, make sure the “Send mail as” setting wasn’t changed.