Email account hacked or was it?

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My parents have an Gmail account that I set up and they had an incident where someone used the email address to deceive their broker to sign over money. They say it was our account that was hacked, but I had no notification of any foul play and the hackers never sent anything else to anyone...plus it was targeted to a specific persons email that they have never emailed. Could this company's email been hacked and they used emails from the address book, without us knowing anything? Also they were specific on who they were talking to and about the company which they would of never gotten from our Gmail account.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Have you changed the password with more complex one ! If changed what was your observation. This complain from your respected parents and are they well known about internet/ email related issues while you mentioned you never notified about that.
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  • ToddN2000
    It's possible. First thing I'd do is change my password to a stronger one and do it from a clean PC. Second, run a virus scan on the suspected PC. Infections can come for a lot of places, the more common is public Wi-Fi hotspots. Use those at your own risk.
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