Recently a few friends emailed me to say they received spam from my gmail. Gmail altered me to the fact my account was being access from China, and in the drafts folder I found another spam ready to be sent to my entire address book.
I'm a web developer but no expert on security. My password was 8 characters containing letters, numbers and special characters. Does this mean they found my password somewhere in plain text?
Now I'm worried they may have found, among the 10000's of emails since 2005 that are in my inbox, other passwords I use to access various servers, and other important personal data.
Password was changed immediately of course.
- How could my account have been hacked?
- How worried should I be?