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.

  • I would hope that Google would act to block that IP address/block of addresses/client quicker than a couple of days.
    – ale
    Commented May 16, 2016 at 17:50
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    Also, be careful not to click links in those messages. They themselves may be phishing attempts. See: support.google.com/accounts/answer/6063333
    – ale
    Commented May 16, 2016 at 17:53
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    "20 to 30 notifications of failed attempts" - what form does this "notification" take? Can you post an example/screenshot?
    – MrWhite
    Commented May 17, 2016 at 8:26

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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.

  1. Set up 2-Step verification.
  2. 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.

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