It appears as if 150,000 Gmail users woke up this morning to completely empty and reset email accounts. If that isn’t one of the scariest things I can imagine, I don’t know what is.
Apparently, the issue only effected “less than 0.08%” of gmail accounts, but it really makes you realize the fragility of so many aspects of online life. With more and more business turning to Google to house larger and larger amounts of their vital information, glitches like this are definitely not welcome. No matter how many people are affected.
As of now, many of the accounts have been completely restored, and Google is working hard to get every affected account back up and running. Definitely not the best glitch to wake up to on a Monday morning.
Do you rely on Gmail for a lot of your vital information? Time to start backing up.