Hackers using hacked google gmail account to buy google cloud account usage, this is what happened to one of my google gmail account. Fortunately it’s one of the account I don’t use often or not at all for a year or so, that’s why I didn’t turned on 2fa authentication.
Look like hacker use my google gmail account to buy google cloud account for whatever reason, whatever activities he/she engaged into. I didn’t pay much attention since I have email forwarding turned on, and any email going to that gmail account would forward to my main email account.
Below is the detail of what google cloud account was purchased using hacked gmail account.
On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 9:12:59 AM EDT, Google Cloud Platform, Firebase, and APIs <[email protected]> wrote:
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