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Old 12-05-2003, 05:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Someone tried to hack my Internet account.

He or she didn't succeed, but I have a question, if I told the guy to let him get on, could of then they been able to track down who it was?
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Old 12-05-2003, 06:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what exactly do you mean by "hack my internet account"
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Old 12-05-2003, 06:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 12-05-2003, 06:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sure - the ISP knows what phone number dials into their modems. Whether or not they'd disclose that to you is another matter entirely. If you raised enough fuss about it, I suppose they could always call the FBI or whoever handles hacking in your region of the world.

Still, I'm with The_Dude on this one: Exactly what do you mean by "hack my internet account" ?

I work in network security and haven't got the foggiest idea what they would do that would tip you off so that you'd be aware someone was trying to "hack your internet account"
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Old 12-05-2003, 07:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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what exactly do you mean by "hack my internet account"
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Old 12-05-2003, 07:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Sorry I didn't explain it better. I got a call from my internet provider and said I needed another letter in my login in name. I ask what? He reply once, I went downstair and click on connect to see the login in name, it wasn't missing anything I told him that and he said well you aren't getting on because you are missing a letter. I informed him I wasn't trying to connect. Then he look at it and saw that whoever was trying differnt password. I asked if there was anyway to tell who it was, he said no. This person used my mom's name as a password attempt, he tried about five or six times. I never told people my mom's name. Actually it's my parents account. I'm just the only one who really knows how to use it.
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Old 12-05-2003, 07:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That does sound fishy, but I am wondering why someone would want to break into a dialup account...

Also, mods, should this thread maybe go into Tilted Computing?
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Old 12-05-2003, 07:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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If your ISP called you they might be looking into this already. I might call your ISP back to see if there is anything you could do, but it sounds like they are already aware of the problem.
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Old 12-05-2003, 08:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yea, if the ISP called, they're taking care of it.

Also, they don't need to let the person connect to log who called to attempt to log in - they've already got that information in their logs.

Not a lot you can do, but definitely an interesting experience.
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Old 12-05-2003, 08:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Also, mods, should this thread maybe go into Tilted Computing?
I thought about putting it there but that seem if you need help with a computer problem. This is a internet problem.
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Old 12-05-2003, 08:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I thought about putting it there but that seem if you need help with a computer problem. This is a internet problem.
Yeah, but that is conversely a computer problem. You would probably get more knowledgable responses there, too. But I suppose it doesnt really matter that much
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Old 12-05-2003, 11:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
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There's not really much you could do right now. I used to have an AOL account *embarrrased look* but it got hacked in. AOL called us to tell us that the password we were typing in were wrong and they asked us for information just to be sure that we were the legit owner of the account, they found out that it was hacked and had us changed our password. So, eventually, we dropped AOL in favour of local wireless DSL service. Been running great for few years now.

Just make sure you don't use obvious words for password. Like DOB or your parent's name, etc anything that can be easily founded on the internet.
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Old 12-07-2003, 07:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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how true is something like this for your ISP to call you is it someone who has some info on you already trying to get your password? because how often does aol stress that they would never ask you for your pw but to call and say the one you are using is wrong......dunno maybe its just me
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Old 12-07-2003, 07:54 PM   #14 (permalink)
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They will never ask you what your password is. If they do, don't tell them. Assume that a malicious individual can gain any information whatsoever about you, including credit card number and social security number, and don't accept that as proof that they "work for the company."

However, to tell you that you're making repeated errors (ie: constant incorrect-password messages) is not against the above policy. After all, they're saying "Just check and make sure you're typing it in right" not "What is your password?"
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Old 12-08-2003, 09:17 AM   #15 (permalink)
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How sure are you that is was your ISP that called? Could have been the one trying to hack into your account.
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Old 12-08-2003, 03:15 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Im with Craven. Easy way to get someones info is just to ask for it.
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Old 12-08-2003, 04:06 PM   #17 (permalink)
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yeah crav thats what i was getting at but for some stupid ass reason seemed to not word it that way.
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Old 12-08-2003, 10:04 PM   #18 (permalink)
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It sounds like someone you know is doing this...obviously they know your login and your parent's name...someone from school?

Maybe that would be a better idea than trying to track them on the net
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Old 12-09-2003, 10:10 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Should have traced the phone number...*69 or something?
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Old 12-10-2003, 02:41 PM   #20 (permalink)
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How sure are you that is was your ISP that called? Could have been the one trying to hack into your account.
I called them back. They gave me the number, and after I check I called them back.
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Old 12-11-2003, 11:06 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Next question -- was the number you called clearly the number of the ISP? I'm not sure what you meant by"check"....
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