Yesterday I got an email from Google saying that my Hotmail address had been compromised. Snip below.
Someone recently tried to use an application to sign in to your Google Account, email@example.com. 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
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. To be honest, 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 phishing email.