I have had a red warning box on top of the page when I access GMail. It says that there have been three attacks from China:
IP Address: 126.96.36.199
Location: Xuancheng, Anhui, China
and two others.
Is this common?
Could this be done from anywhere around the world or just from China? I mean, if the Chinese firewall will block hackers e.g. from France, US or Israel to access some computer in Xuancheng, Anhui, China and act as a Chinese attack or the wall is preventing from this.
It seems IMO that attacks from China is the most common place of attack. Is this just a coincidence or purposefully doing because it is not easy to ask Chinese government for permission of logs when using China servers for attacks on EU or US targets.
This is in an email from Google:
Someone recently tried to use an application to sign in to your Google Account, --------------@gmail.com. We prevented the sign-in attempt in case this was a hijacker trying to access your account. Please review the details of the sign-in attempt:
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 10:06:26 AM GMT
IP Address: 188.8.131.52 Location: Xuancheng, Anhui, China
If you do not recognize this sign-in attempt, someone else might be trying to access your account. You should sign in to your account and reset your password immediately. Find out how at http://support.google.com/accounts?p=reset_pw
If this was you, and you want to give this application access to your account, complete the troubleshooting steps listed at http://support.google.com/mail?p=client_login
The Google Accounts Team