Need help with hacker credibility

upanddown asked 2 years ago

someone(identity known) has been hacking into my friends account on facebook, but didn't change the password. My friend now has changed it himself. A lot of people have been saying that the "hacker" is legit but i have my doubts.

The hacker has first stated that he has his ip-address, which i've my google-research shows is higly unlikely since the hacker can't get it from facebook without having the persons email(his email has a different password).

Now the hacker, in an atempt to scare my friend, has said that my friend either needs to close his IP-address or put a lockdown on it to avoid further humilation.

My question is: What the **** is a lockdown and did the so called hacker exploit the lack of one to hack the person. Or is it all just Bull****?

3 Answers
Steve Bonilla Staff answered 2 years ago

Well, if you want to change the IP, we talk about it quite a bit on this forum. Usually changing the MAC address will do it.

As for the "hacker" getting into accounts, simply changing all the passwords to those accounts to something secure and not easy to guess should take care of it.

bluematrix answered 2 years ago

Also, further to what the last comment stated, which is absolutely spot on, a hacker (true hacker) usually wouldn't sit there bragging openly about what he/she is going to do...they would just do it! I would take it from the "threats" that this is some lamer who is just trying to scare your friend who probably cant hack his way out of a paper bag in reality.

Shnerdly Staff answered 2 years ago

[QUOTE=upanddown;4825]The hacker has first stated that he has his ip-address, which i've my google-research shows is higly unlikely since the hacker can't get it from facebook without having the persons email(his email has a different password).

Now the hacker, in an atempt to scare my friend, has said that my friend either needs to close his IP-address or put a lockdown on it to avoid further humilation.[/QUOTE]

Even if he has the IP address, what is going to do with it. I'm not aware of an IP to physical address lookup anywhere. The best he can do is pin it down to a community. His threats would carry more weight by having the individuals name which he probably does have because that's what people use on Facebook. It's probably someone he knows.

This should be reported to the Facebook administrators. They can see the IP of all who are on Facebook including the hacker and can ban the hacker based on that. If he get malicious, his IP can be traced back to his physical address through his ISP by way of a search warrant.

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