Someone is repeatedly trying to gain access into my account. I have received 20 to 30 notifications of failed attempts of logging in. How do I stop them from continuing to try? They must have a program that is guessing and trying to log into my Google mail account. Its happening every 3-6 minutes for the past couple of days.
You really can't stop them from trying but you can make your account more secure. For GMail / Google account I would setup the 2 step authentication. The 2 step process links your smartphone to your account so when you log in and get through, google will also send you a pin to your smartphone from which you will then verify. Much more secure.
- Set up 2-Step verification.
- Go to security settings and activity log. Note down the IP address of suspicious attempts. If all are different locations then someone is using a proxy. If not different, try reverse tracing it to get the ISP. You can also contact your cyber crime division in your country with these details in hand.