A: First, what is the evidence that your account was compromised? More often than not, when a client comes to me saying they have been compromised, it is either a bug or misunderstanding of how something works.

If in fact the account was compromised, how strict is your compliance with Google privacy settings?

  • Strong password (I define this as a minimum of 15 characters).
  • Enable 2-factor authentication.
  • Enable a recovery phone number.
  • Enable a recovery email address.

Next, how is your compliance with system security:

  • Nobody else is ever given your Google password.
  • Nobody else ever is given access to your computer user account.
  • Your computer has a quality antivirus installed, always active, and updated daily.

It would be extremely unlikely for your account to be compromised if the above was followed.