found hackers ip now what?

February 27, 2011 at 11:26:36
Specs: Windows 7 SP1, AMD hex core/ 4G DDR3
Ex hacked me and my wifes email accounts after losing a hearing in our custody dispute. Anyway, got the IP addresses of the culprits 2of them are Sprint PCS customers and one is Roadrunner DSL. Am I correct in thinking the DSL ip address is going to be the easiest one to get an actual name from? Sprint says they need the cops to supoena the info and they will help. All of the ip addresses say that the address does not belong to a domain, but an actual end user. Does that mean it is a person who I can get a name from in order to prosecute?

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#1
February 27, 2011 at 14:26:53
Sprint is 99% correct & the same goes for Road Runner. You need a subpoena for either of them but it's the district attorney who has to take the case, not the police. Chances are the DA won't take the case unless you have far more than some IP addresses.

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February 27, 2011 at 14:32:51
Thanks Guapo,

Actually, they are going to court in our jurisdiction for assaulting my wife. They got into our accounts the day they lost in court on another issue. I appreciate your help, but can you answer my question about theDSL ip and whether or not it is more of a "personal" tag than a Sprint PCS ip? I'm just trying to decide which one I should pursue first.


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#3
February 27, 2011 at 14:54:16
You're a little confused about IP addresses. Most IP addresses are assigned by a DHCP server, which means they may or may not change, based on the server's lease settings. That means that to prove that a particular person was responsible, the IP & a corresponding time is needed. It's the same for Sprint, Road Runner or any internet provider. If you present the case to a DA, he will take all or nothing. How the case is handled & where he serves subpoenas is not your choice.

Don't forget that the IP addresses you have could be totally bogus. If that were me hacking your account, I certainly wouldn't be doing it from the PC that I'm using now. I would use my laptop to access your account from an opened wireless access point or one that I cracked, so when the police ring their bell, they might find some grandmother who has no idea what anyone is saying.

In other words, you don't know who's IP you have.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#4
February 27, 2011 at 15:04:17
Gotcha,

Thanks for the info. I was afraid of that. Can the ISP provide law enforcement with the corresponding time? This DA has been quite helpful and has already issued a no contact order. I think given the circumstances she might help us out. We are to bring her the ip addresses tomorrow and she is to submit them to the precinct here that deals with cyber crime. Appreciate all of your input.

THANKS,


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#5
February 27, 2011 at 15:44:10
The ISP will provide whatever is in their log files. I can't say anymore than that since I don't know how you found the IP addresses in the first place.

I wouldn't have too much faith in the system. If your hair hasn't turned gray or white yet, it might after you go through all that legal garbage.

Don't let emotion determine your legal decisions. I've seen that happen too many times. It's jut not worth it.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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