Yesterday I got an email from Google saying that my Hotmail adress had been compromised. Snip below.
Someone recently tried to use an application to sign in to your Google Account, firstname.lastname@example.org. We prevented the sign-in attempt in case this was a hijacker trying to access your account. Please review the details of the sign-in attempt:
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 8:24:23 PM GMT
IP Address: 188.8.131.52 (drei.com)
Location: Vienna, Austria
The thing is, I recently moved to Austria. I took out a SIM from 3 (aptly named Drei in Austria)—it is a superSIM. The attempted hack was from drei.com.
So, was it me using the SIM network which is linked with that IP address and Google thought it was a "fritzle" or someone trying to hack me? Although I can't remember logging into my Hotmail address, I do have it linked with my iPhone on emails. Tbh, I thought Hotmail was a Microsoft product anyway so I was shocked that Google even contacted me.
Or, was it a 3 employee that had intercepted my details somehow? Bear in mind the fact that I gave no information out when purchasing the SIM.
It’s a mystery, but maybe someone can provide an answer about SIM networks etc.
P.S.: I doubt it was a phising email.