Over the holidays, many people logged in to their Gmail accounts only to find that their email had vanished. Gone. Nowhere to be found. Their Gmail email had completely disappeared.
Google has confirmed that somehow – although as of yet they’re not saying how – a number of people had their email completely deleted – gone for good – from their Gmail accounts.
And it wasn’t just their email. Their contacts had all been magically deleted as well.
With no hope of recovering them.
According to Google, “We have extensive safeguards in place to protect email stored with Gmail and we are confident that this is a small and isolated incident.”
So how small and isolated an incident was this?
Were you affected?
And if you weren’t, don’t get too comfortable. Because today it’s been reported that if you do still have all of your contacts in your Gmail contact list, they can be grabbed by any site intentionally running a particular script – and the only thing you have to do “wrong” for this to happen is to visit one of those sites while you are logged in to Gmail.
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