Alright, who’s trying to hack my email account?
I got an email 2 days ago:
Someone recently tried to sign in to your Google Account, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
May 9, 2012 5:29am GMT
IP Address: 126.96.36.199
Location: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
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 password immediately. Find out how at http://support.google.com/accounts?p=reset_pw
The Google Accounts Team
I of course reset my password. I know I’ve said that we need to accept a degree of loss of privacy in this transition, but this isn’t cool. The email doesn’t specify, but I would assume that this person in Jordan has my password, or I wouldn’t be warned about it.
Anyway, I’m glad Google was on top of this.