Gmail Disaster Causes Mass E-Mail Deletions
For reasons unknown, a number of Gmail users had their e-mails deleted - all of their e-mails. The first signs of trouble began when several Gmail users posted alarming messages on Google Group Forum. Of those affected, many reported they were using Firefox 2.0 when the deletion occurred. In addition, there were rumors that hackers were responsible for the deletions. Google tried to mitigate people fears saying only 60+ Gmail users were affected and that Google was working very hard to correct the problem. Google did not comment if hackers were responsible for the problem. In fact, they haven't said anything about what caused the problem.