Here is a story from somebody whose Google account got hacked. Very interesting to see what you need to do to get it back. It also makes a great checklist to prepare yourself for all kinds of disaster. This is what I call digital asset protection.
I learned a couple awesome things about recovering a deleted google account during this process…a couple things Google doesn’t want you to know (or…things they don’t tell you).
Go read this. There are a few easy steps you can take to prepare yourself for this event.