1. bjelder's Avatar
    So, I bought my blackberry curve on the 21st of this month. I set up both of my gmail accounts (and used the secondary one on this website).

    They were working fine. Later on in the evening, I tried to sign into one of my gmail accounts and was unable.

    Today, I get an IM from a friend saying he got this message from my email (the one I can't log in to)

    Hello,
    How are you doing? hope all is well with you and family,i am sorry
    that i didn't inform you about my traveling to England for a program
    called Empowering youth to fight racism,HIV/Aids,and lack of
    education..

    I need a favor from you as soon as you receive this e-mail because i
    misplaced my wallet on my way to the hotel where my money,and other
    valuable things were kept, i will like you to assist me with a soft
    loan urgently with the sum of $1,500 US Dollars to sort-out my hotel
    bills and get myself back home.

    I will appreciate whatever you can afford and I'll pay you back as
    soon as i return,Kindly let me know if you can be of help? so that i
    can send you the Details to use when sending the money through western
    union.

    Regards





    So is it a coincidence that my email got hacked the same day I hooked it up to the blackberry and this site??

    Thanks for any info
    10-26-08 01:20 AM
  2. sunkast's Avatar
    No it isn't a coincidence.
    10-26-08 01:25 AM
  3. bjelder's Avatar
    No it isn't a coincidence.
    Soo.. what should I do? Who got my information? Is the blackberry system not secure?
    10-26-08 01:26 AM
  4. jm2hill's Avatar
    the blackberry system is secure
    somebody hacked it through gmails side
    contact google
    10-26-08 01:33 AM
  5. sunkast's Avatar
    Soo.. what should I do? Who got my information? Is the blackberry system not secure?
    Official Google Blog: What to do if you can't access your webmail
    Gmail: Gmail Verification Number Proves Account Ownership

    RIM and Gmail have an agreement to work with each other to access your email from your BB. It is secure.
    Last edited by sunkast; 10-26-08 at 01:55 AM.
    10-26-08 01:42 AM
  6. greg24's Avatar
    Man sorry to hear that. That sucks. But yea do as Sunkast says.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-26-08 01:57 AM
  7. bjelder's Avatar
    Ok I contacted gmail and about 20 minutes later they emailed me back and reset my password :-)

    Now for damage control....
    10-26-08 02:08 AM
  8. blackops's Avatar
    BB is secure. Upgrade your password to something stronger.
    10-26-08 01:38 PM
  9. berry me with it's Avatar
    BB is secure. Upgrade your password to something stronger.
    I'm sure this is not news to anyone here, but passwords should make no sense at all really, random assortment of letters and numbers. I use my password protector on the bb to store all of them, that way I don't really have to worry about remembering the password to my email accounts, etc; just the one to my bb!
    10-26-08 01:43 PM
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