Reporting a hacker

April 26, 2010 at 07:45:30
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional sp3, 1.995 GHz / 3032 MB
I have someone who popped up on my yahoo promoting things. This is a real person not a bot. He has admitted to hacking my computers. I have the proof I have the archive saved. Can someone advise me what to do? How do I report this person?

Just because the OP does not come back in 3 or 4 days to reply, does not mean he will not come back and reply.


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#1
April 26, 2010 at 08:11:31
What'd you do if someone broke into your car? Fix the damage, and report it to the local authorities. Whether or not they wish to pursue charges would be up to them, I'd assume.

EDIT: Good Lord, my grammar sucks before coffee.


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#2
April 26, 2010 at 10:56:29
Whether or not they wish to peruse charges would up to them ...

I couldn't have said it better. If you are a nobody like the rest of us, if no money or identity were stolen, if you are not Barack Obama or Sarah Palin, then the cops would rather watch porn on the computers like the S.E.C. than perusing something that happens thousands of times a day all over the world and which would require obtaining a court order to move the case forward.

Just change your yahoo! password and forget it.

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#4
April 27, 2010 at 09:00:56
whatever address this person uses, if it's yahoo, forward to e-mail to abuse@yahoo.com
Just say they are scamming and spamming.
I do that for other addresses too like aol, etc.....at least they lose their account, even though they can easily make up another one.
It just makes me feel better ;-)

Response 3 works well too, but it takes a long time.

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#5
April 27, 2010 at 18:00:53
I did the response # 3 and they replied and asked if it was a personal computer or work computer. I told them a personal and they have not replied back.

Just because the OP does not come back in 3 or 4 days to reply, does not mean he will not come back and reply.


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#6
May 7, 2010 at 17:50:38
I don't know if this helps, but an ananymous person can hack email in a console by telneting in to the service provider (e.g):

telnet yahoo.com 25
HELO
...other commands, can't remember...

you could email the webmaster of yahoo and ask them to check their remote access logs.


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