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Is there a way to track down an IP address?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Alex Ethridge, Aug 9, 2007.

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  1. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge Thread Starter

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    I have received notices from two unrelated forums this week telling me that my account has been locked out because someone tried to log in using my user name with the wrong password five times in a row. Each one of the forums gave me an IP number for the would-be intruder:

    67.82.251.154 and 74.53.243.34

    It was not I who was attempting to log in as I have not visited either of these forums in several months.

    How far can one get in finding information on these numbers? And, how do I go about it if it's possible to get anything at all?
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Tracert will bring you to the ISP. A court order will get you the ISP's logs so you can find out who was logged on with that IP at that particular time.

    3 1 - 216.57.112.1 44.483N, 72.722W
    4 2 - 64.30.3.45 44.489N, 73.222W
    5 3 1 4.69.135.65 Philadelphia ge-6-22-22.car2.philadelphia1.level3.net
    6 3 1 4.69.133.170 New York ae-6-6.ebr1.newyork1.level3.net
    7 3 1 4.69.134.74 New York ae-81-81.csw3.newyork1.level3.net
    8 3 1 4.68.16.131 New York ae-31-89.car1.newyork1.level3.net
    9 4 - 65.19.101.225 New York
    10 - - 0.0.0.0 Unknown No Response
    11 - - 0.0.0.0 Unknown No Response
    12 5 2 67.83.246.134 New York dstswr2-ge3-16.rh.nbrgnj.cv.net
    13 5 3 67.83.246.201 New York ool-4353f6c9.dyn.optonline.net
    14 6 3 67.82.251.154 New York ool-4352fb9a.dyn.optonline.net

    Name: ool-4352fb9a.dyn.optonline.net
    IP Address: 67.82.251.154
    Location: New York (40.794N, 74.028W)
    Network: Unknown

    Registrant:
    CSC Holdings, Inc
    1111 Stewart Avenue
    Bethpage, NY 11714-3533
    US

    Domain Name: OPTONLINE.NET

    Administrative Contact:
    Administrator, eMedia [email protected]
    CSC Holdings, Inc.
    1111 Stewart Avenue
    Bethpage, NY 11714-3533
    US
    516.803.4259 fax: 516-803-1186


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    3 1 - 216.57.112.1 44.483N, 72.722W
    4 2 - 64.30.3.45 44.489N, 73.222W
    5 3 1 4.69.135.61 44.489N, 73.222W ge-6-22-12.car1.philadelphia1.level3.net
    6 3 1 4.69.133.162 WASHINGTON D.C. ae-7-7.ebr2.washington1.level3.net
    7 3 1 4.69.134.158 WASHINGTON D.C. ae-92-92.csw4.washington1.level3.net
    8 3 1 4.69.134.141 WASHINGTON D.C. ae-91-91.ebr1.washington1.level3.net
    9 3 1 4.69.132.85 Atlanta ae-2.ebr3.atlanta2.level3.net
    10 3 1 4.69.134.21 Dallas ae-7.ebr2.dallas1.level3.net
    11 - - 0.0.0.0 Unknown No Response
    12 - - 0.0.0.0 Unknown No Response
    13 4 2 70.87.253.30 Unknown te9-2.dsr02.dllstx3.theplanet.com
    14 4 2 70.87.253.126 Unknown 7e.fd.5746.static.theplanet.com
    15 5 2 12.96.160.8 Dallas po1.car06.dllstx6.theplanet.com
    16 6 2 74.53.243.34 Dallas 22.f3.354a.static.theplanet.com

    Name: 22.f3.354a.static.theplanet.com
    IP Address: 74.53.243.34
    Location: Dallas (32.789N, 96.800W)
    Network: NETBLK-THEPLANET-BLK-14

    OrgName: ThePlanet.com Internet Services, Inc.
    OrgID: TPCM
    Address: 1333 North Stemmons Freeway
    Address: Suite 110
    City: Dallas
    StateProv: TX
    PostalCode: 75207
    Country: US
     
  3. hewee

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  4. DoubleHelix

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    I'd be less concerned about tracking the person down (to what end?) than I would be about the quality and security of my passwords.
     
  5. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge Thread Starter

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    Less concerned, maybe, but not unconcerned.

    "to what end?" Curiosity, if nothing else.
     
  6. Benny Bumble

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    Hi,
    I agree with Helix. I don't know how useful it would be. I checked out my own ip addr. & it came up close, but not even good enuf for horseshoes!
    Ben
     
  7. rubricscubed

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    Curious. I was notified on 6 Aug 2007 that that same IP 67.82.251.154 had been used for multiple attempts to access my account on an unrelated message board, resulting in a temporary "lock out". No skin off my fingers since I haven't visited that site since registering on a whim.

    I discovered this techguy topic while Googling for the IP. I've alerted the administrator of the forum that the little hacker is alive and well. Doubt they'll do anything. If there's such a thing as Karma, just living in New Jersey should kill him or at least give him a seriously painful rash. :D
     
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