Netsky.b question

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  1. scabbo1

    scabbo1 Registered Member

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    anyway to track netsky.b sender? I keep getting emails with the infection and I'd like to help out the sender. How would I be able to do this? The virus uses an email spoof
     
  2. Paul Wilders

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    That's virtual impossible in case of a spoofed email address sending.

    regards.

    paul
     
  3. scabbo1

    scabbo1 Registered Member

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    Thanks Paul.

    I hate "virtually impossible" stuff :)
     
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    Ok so I am giving this more thought and wondering why this is impossible? Can't I track the IP of where the email came from?

    I would have to take into considerations some general assumptions after I got an IP like - who do I know that most certainly has my email address in the optonline network etc but how close can you actually get to reverse tracking.

    Tell me why I am wrong please - I love learning. Thanks Paul!
     
  5. izi

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    For OE:
    1. Clik on infected email
    2. ALT+Enter
    3. details
    4. Received: from IP address from sender. With this information u could get sender.
    5. If you want, U could send email to administrator of IP.

    Izi
     
  6. Paul Wilders

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    For starters, countless ISP accounts use non-static IPs. Thus, you would be forced to find out the netblock owner, provide a full detailled log coming with the exact time etc. After that, it's up to the ISP wether or not to spend valuable time to verify their logs in order to determine which client actually used the variable IP at that exact time. a time-consuming and costly business - and therefore most ISPs won't do so.

    Just one example ;)

    I stated virtually impossible for good reasons - at times, it can be done. The odds are against mostly though.

    regards.

    paul
     
  7. scabbo1

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    I understand. Thanks again.
     
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