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How do I report hackers to FBI?
I've had over 200 hacked IPs attempt to spam...
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Msg#: 9807 posted 2:27 pm on Jan 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

How do I report hacked ips to the FBI (or other more appropriate agency)?




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Msg#: 9807 posted 3:25 am on Jan 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

The FBI - that's some American outfit, eh? Are the hackers definitely American? If not, you might have to contact the Pentagon and call in an airstrike.


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Msg#: 9807 posted 3:35 am on Jan 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

Unless you know who did the hacking or can prove a substantial amount of targetted damage was done, then they (insert any agency name) just don't care. Not surprising really, there are countless millions of zombie Windows PCs on the net - you can even buy time on them to do spam runs or send out viruses etc. The dynamic IP addresses change every time the machines are (frequently) rebooted anyway. It's all just part of the background noise on the net. Just file in /dev/null and forget.


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Msg#: 9807 posted 9:00 pm on Jan 17, 2006 (gmt 0)


I get up to 40,000 SPAM delivery attempts every day on my system from a rotating set of about 7,000 (presumably compromised) machines.

Writing the reverse SMTP proxy to keep most of them away from my real mail server did have a real cost, and the bandwidth consumed by the wannabe SPAMmers and viral emails is another real cost, but I don't think that anyone of us can do much about it other than lobby our politicians for castration of the people concerned ("Let's see how much good your #*$! pills do you NOW, lover boy..."), etc.

(I would accept as a cruel and unusual alternative to castration: (1) forbidding any electronic communications access including phone and Internet (2) being forbidden any access to bank accounts (3) being forbidden any interaction with the venal/gullible/stupid, as they cannot be trusted not to abuse them!)



PS. The FBI is the shower that won't let certain US Senators board US internal domestic flights since they have *names* a bit like some friend-of-a-friend of someone who walks funny and has a limp wrist or is a terrorist, yes?

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