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Gmail account sent out spam without the knowledge of users, but Google figured out

Last weekend on the Google support forum, there are reports from users that mailboxes sending spam without their knowledge. Specialists of the company were quick to resolve the problem.

Gmail account sent out spam without the knowledge of users, but Google figured out

The problem has many users of Gmail.

Here are some of the messages could be found on the support forum in the evening of 22 April 2018:

Gmail account sent out spam without the knowledge of users, but Google figured out

“My email account sent 3 messages over the past hour the list of about ten contacts, which I can not find out. for male advertising .I reported them as spam. Please help, what else can I do to make sure my account is not compromised? “.

Many have written in Twitter the Google:

Gmail account sent out spam without the knowledge of users, but Google figured out
The Corporation employees say that they know about the problem and are working on a solution.

Later, the press service of Google commented on the situation:

“We know that spam has affected a small group of Gmail users, and actively takes steps to protect them. in the Sent items folder. We identified and nekvalifitsirovannyj all such emails as spam, and have no reason to believe that any account was compromised.

If you notice a suspicious email, we recommend you to report it as spam. More information about how to report spam, please visit our Help center“.

A common feature for all emails was the signature “sent via Telus.com”. TELUS is a canadian telecommunications company that also released a statement:

“We have been featured in spam messages which looked as though they were sent from https://telus.com We are aware of this problem and confirm that the messages are not generated by us. working with our partners, on our solution to this problem, and to recommend to our customers not to respond to suspicious emails “.

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