So today I had decided to log into my Deviantart account to find that my password was not working. I tried a few times and though "hmm maybe my keyboard is messed up"
So I proceed to go to my email to get my password retrieval. I check my account and everything seems untouched.
Now I head off to access my new gmail I created a day or two ago, email@example.com, and find that I can not access it. I had just created that email and didn't put any information updates or password retrieval. I tried out the password retrieval anyway and find that there is a retrieval email in it but non matching any of my emails.
So in short someone either though they could get something from that account or really wanted that gmail name.
I admit I was a bit careless by putting in a weak password and it kind of caught me off guard. Luckily nothing of importance was in it. I had put in a fake name, b-day and what not and had not added anything important into the gmail yet.
I am clearly relieved that I had not planned to link that account with my game account. I had originally planned to connect it to a game service account. I am pretty lucky I hadn't done it yet or else my game account would have been compromised.
Anyway after that I changed all my passwords to all my email accounts and other accounts I frequent regularly.
As I was changing I decided to check login activities and found a ton of attempted logins from different parts of the country.
That was a pretty big eye opener.
Thank goodness my other passwords were strong enough to keep them out.
Now my new passwords I can't even remember them without checking my book. Hahaha