Google is currently looking to encrypt all of the email accounts on its service, including Gmail, so that it can be recovered if it is hacked or compromised.
Google says it has been in talks with the US government to help decrypt data from the account holders.
However, the company has only made the suggestion to assist US law enforcement agencies in accessing data from accounts if they have been compromised by a foreign intelligence agency or terrorist group.
Gmail users have been told to change their passwords after the latest security breach, which has also affected the email service’s email services and email encryption.
The breach comes on the heels of another hack of the Gmail service in November, which exposed personal information including bank account details, passwords and login credentials of over 200,000 users.
However it is unclear what data has been leaked and the scope of the leak remains unclear.
Google is currently working on a system to recover all email passwords and account information stored on Google’s servers.
While it is not clear when the company might begin to roll out this feature, Google says that it has already started rolling out this capability to Gmail users.
The Gmail service, which was founded in 2003, offers email accounts to Gmail’s 1.4 billion users.
In a statement to Reuters, Google said: “We are working with law enforcement and other security partners to develop and implement a new feature that will help protect our users from future cyber attacks, while also making it possible to recover passwords for Gmail accounts.”
The company also added that the feature will not affect Gmail users who have already been migrated to Google’s new Gmail account.
The latest security news comes on top of a series of security breaches at major internet companies last month, which led to the loss of data of more than 400 million people.
The hacks affected the Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple and Twitter platforms.
The breaches included data stolen from LinkedIn, eBay and Target.
The latest breach is thought to have occurred on September 10, when an unknown person accessed the Gmail accounts of some of the top email providers.
Last month, Yahoo revealed that it had experienced an “extremely severe” cyberattack.
In that attack, an attacker gained access to the accounts of Yahoo Mail users and Yahoo Mail accounts for non-Yahoo Mail customers.
In an update to its blog, Yahoo said it had “identified several high-profile Yahoo Mail customers who were impacted by the attack”.
“The affected customers have been informed that they have the ability to change or reset their passwords,” the company said.
Yahoo added that it was working with authorities in the US, UK and Germany to investigate the incident.