Around 5 million Google accounts have been compromised by Russian hackers.The account details have been posted on a Russian Bitcoin forum. It is still not clear how the hackers obtained the vast collection of usernames and passwords,while Google denies any unauthorized access on its servers.In fact,there is no telling yet whether the list published is even authenticated,says Google.
How to check whether your Google account is hacked ?
To check if your Google account, which is the gateway to your Gmail, Plus, Drive, Hangout, YouTube accounts as well, has been compromised,there is a secure tool where you can see if your account has been exposed.
Simply type your gmail ID in the given box and click check.
If you don't like to specify your full email address for any reason, you can replace up to 3 characters with asterisk sign (e.g., for firstname.lastname@example.org enter email@example.com)
What next ?
In case your password has been hacked, then immediately change it by answering the security questions that you set while signing up. Also, enable two-step verification for your account in Settings.
Even if your account has not been compromised, it is advisable to enable two-step verification.
It is always recommended to check your security settings.http://t.co/NaR6c1cibE