Number of Gmail Users Got Spam Messages from Themselves

Gmail is famous for spamming unwanted spam messages but this time many Gmail users have received spam messages from themselves. Number of Gmail users reported that their inbox were abruptly flooded with ads sent from their own accounts.


Users posted this issue to Gmail’s help forum and reported that it appears that messages are sent form their own accounts from someone else. They argues that they have even secure their accounts with two factor authentication and updated passwords so they shouldn’t have witnessed this issue.

Gmail Users Got Spam Messages from Themselves

The spammers used bogus email headers to make it appear as if its came from Canadian Telecommunications Company called Telus, in order to get the messages past spam filters.

As these messages were received by many users, Gmail diverted these messages to affected users sent folder. While explaining about the incident,

Google Spokesperson said that:

“spam campaign impacting a small subset of Gmail users. The company has “actively taken measures to protect against it.”

Canadian Telecommunications Company, Telus also said that the messages are not coming from its servers and ensured that it is working with vendors to resolve the issue.

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