Users Report Spam in Non-compromised Gmail Accounts
It was reported this week that a number of Gmail users have complained of spam appearing in their Sent folders, with some seeing “via telus.net” in the spam email’s From field.
Some of the users, who posted their concerns on Gmail’s Help Forum, said that even accounts protected with 2-factor authentication and those that even changed their password had been affected by the issue.
Google clarified that the issue was due to a spam campaign that uses forged email headers to make it look like users were spamming themselves. This resulted in the messages wrongly appearing in the Sent folder. Gmail additionally said that the problem had already been addressed, but users can still report further issues by visiting their Help Center.