Faced an unexpected sign out from your Google accounts? There is no need to panic.
A lot of users complained and reported an abnormal situation on 24th of February, when they were signed out of their Google accounts. Most of the users just typed their passwords and successfully got access to their accounts back but the situation caused panic because of the recent hack attacks.
People feared that this might be a phishing attack or some security breach and their accounts might have been compromised. According to the users with multiple accounts, the accounts with disabled 2-Step Verification were the ones that got affected.
Here is a snap from Reddit thread:
Google took notice of the situation immediately and assured its users that it wasn’t a security breach.
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.
People do not have to worry about the security of their accounts as this was just a technical glitch at Google’s end and not a cyber attack. But just to feel comfortable, they should change their passwords.