[TriLUG] stollen computer
03 Oct 2001 13:49:26 -0400
The FBI is a good idea.
Since you have VNC on there, I'd get on it and just sit and watch. Wait
til the guy writes an email and get his email address. You may get lucky
and he'll do something where he enters his name and address. And if he
happens to pay his bills on line, you could really get him back.
On Wed, 2001-10-03 at 12:51, Celestian wrote:
> I had a break in a couple weeks ago in my appartment and my computer was
> one of the things they took. I had my computer configured to do dynamic
> dns, and so when they connected it to the internet yesterday, I was able
> to find out the IP address they were using and what time they were using
> Last night they logged in again and I logged into my ftp server (the one
> on the machine that was stollen) to make sure it was my computer. I also
> have apache and vnc installed on it and so I am positive that it is my
> machine. While they were still connected, I ran a traceroute and found
> that my computer was in or near Reston, VA.
> I tried calling up the owner of the IP block, but they will not give me
> any additional info (I am sure they have the phone number) since I
> am not an employee of AOL or a government authority. And the Durham
> police don't seem to understand what is going on.
> Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knew what authorities I could contact
> that could pursue this information.
> Eric Kuker
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