Personal information request = most probably one of these hackers succeeded to reach his email account (among others) and gave him an automated "GIVE ME INFO" error message.
I hope I am wrong and that Google does being trying to spy harder on us.
Either way, your dad may want to change his phone number if he want to avoid an heart attack on his next phone bill.
PS : what is it worst, google having access to your emails or microsoft.
...cuz I'm on hotmail and I'm starting to wonder.
No, this is what happened. Our Dad tried to log into gmail (his wifi was not hacked) and it won't let him until he verifies his account with an automated phone call. There are 2 options SMS text to a cell or a computer calls you on a voice phone. You then receive a verification number. But apparently neither work. It doesn't give an option for other email address and the site is definitively Google. I told him to just apply for a new account but the old fart is all "BUT MY STUFF IS IN THERE"
Even so, you can't reverse bill the number he gave them, since he uses those disposable cell phones. All in all I keep 3 to 4 email accounts up and running so I can bounce if I have problems with one. Also my brother is a bit naive when he says;
Evol Child wrote:
First question comes to my mind, wtf is Google spying on us?
OF couse they DO! I can type in a gmail about Xbox and have ads about games in my mail. So I go with the idea that email is pretty much like what you type in a forum. Open for all the public to see. They do the same with the search engine and built that Chrome web browser for it too. The open source shows that the engine reports everything back to Google. The search site tracks your searches and spys on you surfing. To see where you have been go to https://www.google.com/history/
and you will see everything. I imagine if Google does this openly there must be others (yahoo,msn,etc) that do it in secret. I figure if Google wants to keep track of my porn searches for me they can. Who knows, I might want to dig up old photos of Lindsay Lohan someday.