Google wipes accounts of 150,000 email users by mistake
Google confirmed that about 150,000 Gmail users around the world have had their accounts deleted.
London: Search giant Google has confirmed that about 150,000 Gmail users around the world have had their accounts , including every email, application, contact and calendar information, deleted.
The problem first arose on Sunday when thousands logged onto their accounts, only to find all their personal information had been erased, reports the Daily Mail. Many found their accounts had been effectively reset, as they were greeted by the message Google welcomes new users with.
Their frustration found its way onto online message boards where they complained that everything had been lost. "I have lost ALL on my emails/folders etc from Gmail. Why would this happen? How can I restore everything?" wrote one frustrated user.
Meanwhile, Google is spending several frantic hours trying to restore the service, used by an estimated 200million people. `We`ve already fixed the problem for some individuals. Our engineers are working as quickly as possible and we hope to have everything back to normal soon. We`re very sorry for the inconvenience to our customers," a Google spokesman told the Huffington Post.