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      • #2269188 Reply
        Mr. Natural
        AskWoody Plus

        Hi folks.

        Something I’ve noticed within the past month or more. We are getting some phishing attempts from random gmail accounts. And my personal gmail account is suddenly bombarded with spam.

        Me thinks a compromise has occurred.

        Red Ruffnsore reporting from the front lines.

      • #2269189 Reply
        Kirsty
        Da Boss

        What sort of compromise do you suspect?

        There may be a lag in malspam detection, which is allowing more through than normal. There are a dozen (or more) possible reasons for your receiving more spam, that don’t necessarily go directly back to “a compromise”. Often, it’s a case of harvesting, that you often are unaware of as a result of spam filtering.

        See the various topics on malspam on AskWoody.

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      • #2269219 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Me thinks a compromise has occurred.

        More likely your gmail account has been harvested.

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      • #2269433 Reply
        Mr. Natural
        AskWoody Plus

        Sorry for the confusion. Our organization is seeing bulk  phish attempts coming from random gmail accounts

        My personal gmail account is getting bombed with spam. It’s all under control just curious if anyone else is seeing this.

        Red Ruffnsore reporting from the front lines.

      • #2269471 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        No spam in my gmail accounts. Haven’t seen any in gmail for ages.

        cheers, Paul

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