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Hacker Advice?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by SusiQusi, Oct 16, 2003.

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  1. SusiQusi

    SusiQusi Thread Starter

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    Hi guys!!!! :)
    One of my close friends has a problem, that I am hoping you can help with. He hasrecently moved and the friends they are staying with, does not let him online much, preferring to keep the phone like free. No that is not the problem. Someone has hacked his nics and emails. His friends, me included are being barraged by offensive and often insulting emails or private messages. He has changed his password several times but the (aghhhhhhhhhhhhhh) mongrel dog keeps getting in. I have noticed that if the hacker is online, and my friend logs on, the hacker falls off, or a few seconds before he logs on the hacker is gone. I tracked the hacker's IP through a program I found online....but where do I send the IP to? Also any suggestions about dealing with this hacker? Your suggestons as always will be much welcome. Thank you :)
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    first of all get your friend to do this so we can find the trojan program that is allowing the hacker access

    go to http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/hijackthis.zip , and download 'Hijack This!'.
    Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

    When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
    Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

    It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.
    Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.
     
  3. Corrosive

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    In answer to your question, there's very little you can do about hackers. In America, the FBI only acts if over $8000 worth of damage is done, and from the sounds of your problem you ain't losing much cash. You could report him to his ISP; some will act but others just send out a standard letter preaching about how you should have a firewall...

    Which, by the way, will help you in this case. Zonealarm is availiable free from www.zonelabs.com

    Finally, get your friend to stop being annoying when he's online. If it really is a hacker and not some 13 year old scrip kiddie, he's being hacked for a reason. That is, if he is annoying folk.

    So, that's the prevention part over with. Now hurry up and post that log!
     
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