Google Online Security Blog: Google Protects Your Accounts – Even When You No Longer Use Them

The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack came through an inactive account that didn’t use multifactor authentication, according to a consultant who investigated the incident. And in the case of the recent T-Mobile breach this summer, information from inactive prepaid accounts was accessed through old billing files. Inactive accounts can pose a serious security risk.

For Google users, Inactive Account Manager helps with that problem. You can decide when Google should consider your account inactive and whether Google should delete your data or share it with a trusted contact. Source: Google Online Security Blog: Google Protects Your Accounts – Even When You No Longer Use Them