If you are one of the unlucky Gmail users who got bombarded with spams in their “sent” folder, there is a good news. Your account is not hacked. Usually if you notice email under you sent folder you assume that someone hacked into your account and send it from your name but according to google it is a minor glitch that google team working on.
Official google statement:
We are aware of a spam campaign impacting a small subset of Gmail users and have actively taken measures to protect against it. This attempt involved forged email headers that made it appear as if users were receiving emails from themselves, which also led to those messages erroneously appearing in the Sent folder. We have identified and are reclassifying all offending emails as spam, and have no reason to believe any accounts were compromised as part of this incident.
Credit to Mashable.com
At this moment we all have to be patient and wait until google puts out a fix. Until next time, yours truly Progress Technology Solutions, Inc