How can I find out who hacked my GMail account?

Craig August 19, 2010

My GMail account was compromised. I went through and changed my password and questions. However, I am afraid the person now has private identity information on me. Such as, my social security number that was on my tax return, which was in my GMail.

I see there is a feature called “Last account activity”, which tells you from what IP the eMail was logged in at. But I need to get this info from last month, is there a way to go back that far?

  1. Anonymous
    February 20, 2011 at 9:13 am

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    • Aibek
      February 20, 2011 at 12:54 pm

      i would be extremely cautious approaching someone you don't know about this.

  2. gkdoda
    August 20, 2010 at 5:55 am

    Gmail shows only last few activities i.e. IP addresses from where the user has login to gmail; but not all the last month activities. The only way to prevent is to change your password frequently and DO NOT store important documents in your email account like social security number, bank account details, credit card details, personal and family photographs etc.

    • Aibek
      September 5, 2010 at 11:52 am

      These are are some nice security tips for the email. That said, I believe there are a few tricks you may try to get the IP address of the hacker.

      The two MakeUseOf article below shows you how to setup a trap for the hacker.

      Give it a try and see if you can get his IP address from there. Once you have the IP address narrowing down to a specific location won't be as hard. See,
      How to Trace an IP Address to a PC & How to Find Your Own