I got a message on my device yesterday (2017-02-23):

"There's been a change to your Google account"

along with a prompt to re-enter my password.

I follow good security practices and have regularly run through the security wizard at myaccount.google.com. I also use two-step verification.

Could someone be using my account or is this a known issue?


It looks like this is a known issue, and Google is on top of it.

From the product forums:

We've gotten reports about some users being signed out of their accounts unexpectedly. We're investigating, but not to worry: there is no indication that this is connected to any phishing or account security threats.

Please try to sign-in again at accounts.google.com and if you cannot remember your password, please use this link (g.co/recover) to recover your password. If you use 2-Step Verification, there may have been a delay in receiving your SMS code. Please try again or use backup codes.

Essentially the same message is currently displayed at the top of the Accounts Help: Can't sign in to your Google Account page.

Also, from @google on Twitter:

We know some of you had issues signing in today. Please try again now. Rest easy -- your account's security was not affected.

See also:

  • Thanks a lot for sharing this, Al – perfect timing! My wife had this issue this morning, and we were afraid someone might have hacked her account. On reading your post, I just remembered another fact: For hacking, that person had to access the account – in which case an email would have been sent (as the account wasn't accessed from "there" before). So not having received such a mail should be another indicator we can "stay calm" :)
    – Izzy
    Feb 24 '17 at 16:36

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