Earlier today, some users reported receiving Google account notification where an action was required. The problem seems widespread across Google Wi-Fi, Chromecast, Google Home, and Gmail accounts – smartphones, tablets and PC. At such times, the very first thing that comes to our mind is whether someone is trying to hack into our account. Thankfully, that’s not the case, and Google has confirmed saying there is no need to panic.
Google gave Android Central the following statement:
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.
If you were affected, all you should need to do is open the notification and sign back into your Google account. While your account is still secure, this is as good of a time as any to reset your password — especially if you haven’t done it in some time — as well as set up two-step verification.