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Hack attacks

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Angus, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. Angus

    Angus Nibble Poster

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    Hola all, I have had a few attacks on my laptop which Norton firewall stops (I hope). I get asked if I want to see the details of the attack. When I click "Yes" it tells me their IP address and the area the attack originated from.

    My question is, is there anything I can do to report this using the info ? Or would that be a waste of time as I have heard some people use proxy servers to hide their location ?

    Cheers

    Angus
     
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  2. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    unless they actually caused some damage you will have a hard time getting anyone to do anything
    its not technically illegal to do probes and such

    i did a ton of that to some CIA addresses for some security training i was doing

    you might want to save the info incase they try such things again tho
     
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  3. Angus

    Angus Nibble Poster

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    Aaah, ok..Thanks for that Phoenix.

    Angus.
     
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  4. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    You can do an IP lookup on the address - often this brings up sufficient details of the host ISP to report if you see fit. What your looking for in this instance is the abuse@isp.com account.


    You may be p1ssing into the wind in most cases, but it is certainly the correct course of action (not necessarily the most suitable and satisfying one :D )
     
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