My email has been hijacked by google

afghanistan-mapMy email address genderscribe(AT)gmail(DOT)com has been shut down by google.  It is asking me for a phone number in Afghanistan to regain access to the account.

Considering the dox of a long-time Wikimedia contributor that has just happened in the last 24 hours, this is of particular concern.

DO NOT EMAIL me at this address.

There are a few more things I can try to regain the account, but until then if you really need to reach me, I have created a new account at therealgenderscribe(AT)gmail(DOT)com.

What an ugly, vicious business this Wikipedia thing is.

UPDATE: I’m back in, but not before expending a lot of effort, and disabling the original Genderscribe account in case it was compromised. It was not.

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One thought on “My email has been hijacked by google

  1. Yes, I am back in, but not without a great deal of aggravation and wasted time. There was no security issue and no compromised account.

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