Prior today a huge number of Gmail accounts lockout the users and they were asked to re-enter their login detail to login again, this odd behavior drives the specialists into trusting that something has happened.
Nonetheless, abruptly there was a tremendous confusion this may be a consequence of a phishing attack and accounts have been compromised, on Reddit, many users shared a description of their unusual experience.
Google has transparently denied such claims and expressed that it has nothing to do with phishing scam or security dangers.
We know some of you had issues signing in today. Please try again now. Rest easy — your account's security was not affected.
— Google (@Google) February 24, 2017
Gmail Community Manager Crystal Cee said We’ve gotten reports about some users being signed out of their accounts unexpectedly. We’re investigating, but not to worry: there is no sign that this is connected to any phishing or account security threats.
The issue is not restricted to any single platform of Gmail users, When such an enormous number of clients face a comparative issue, confusion will surely stir.
After investigation Crystal Cee said During routine maintenance [from 1pm to midnight PST yesterday], a number of users were signed-out from their Google accounts. This may have resulted in you being signed out of your account or seeing a notification about “A change in your Google account” or “Account Action Required.”
She also said “We hear your concerns that this appeared to potentially be phishing or another type of security issue. We can assure you that the security of your account was never in danger as a result of this issue”.
What should I do now?
First, try signing back in with your usual username and password at accounts.google.com.
If you can’t remember your password or can’t sign in for another reason, recover your account here: g.co/recover.