I think my ip was stolen

pleasehelp asked 2 years ago

I beleve someone has stolen my ip address to create an email acct. to make it look like it was created on my home computer. how is this possible and can I prove that my ip adress has been stolen?

1 Answers
Shnerdly Staff answered 2 years ago

Thanks for your question pleasehelp.

IP addresses can't really be stolen, they can be spoofed meaning the malicious sender simply reports that he is sending from your IP when he really isn't.

An alternate way for email from someone else to appear that it's coming from you is for them to access your network, usually by hacking your wireless connection, and sending emails in your name. These people are often someone you know.

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