June 15, 2021

How to tell if IP address from hacker is from a vpn?

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    Hi, first time submitting to this community. I know in the rules it says no “I got hacked” posts, but I am looking more specifically for advice on what to do with this guy’s IP address. So basically, some hacker got access to my email, and began trying to transfer a bunch of accounts to his email (venmo, paypal, riot, blizzard, etc.). He successfully transferred the ones that were not 2fA. Thankfully, I caught on while he was in the process of doing it, so I changed all my passwords and set up 2fA on a bunch of accounts.

    I was wondering what I could do to take some revenge/justice using IP addresses that steam gave me when he tried changing account things. I have two IP addresses he was using, two in completely different locations so I am unsure if they are from VPNs or not. I also have the gmail account that he transferred all of the stuff onto. I am not very experienced in this kind of stuff, so I am looking for guidance. How could I report him to authorities? What do you guys think?

  • #390247


    If there are emails between the accounts (yours and his) the origin IP will be in the email header. Most things also allow you to see sign in attempts and the associated IP. I’m sure PayPal does this, but I do not know how to check it as I don’t use it. You could also try looking up his email to see if it is connected to any other accounts. Best of luck to ya. Stay safe out there!

  • #390248


    I know I read it somewhere about it is a law to include your real IP address. This article will answer some of your questions, but remember when you set out to get revenge he can have you arrested.


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