“I got ur ip !!!!!!!!!!!” the unknown poster wrote. “With cain and abel ima type it in my mIRC serceveer.”
If there's a more stereotypical script kiddie, I haven't seen one. Well done on your mad IRC skillz, sir.
The family of a 15-year-old Xbox player was raided by heavily armed police after a disaffected online opponent made a hoax emergency call claiming there was a home invasion in progress. According to news reports, SWAT, or special weapons and tactics, police entered the Naples, Florida, residence of Hunter Gelinas after …
Check out the link to pastebin, looks like that line's a piss take.
"i got ur ip !!!!!!!!!!! with cain and abel ima type it in my mIRC serceveer i pay monthly cuz im a skid and cant make my own and ima use peoples bot to hit kids with yeaaaaaaaah imaaaaaaaaaaaaaa bawssse"
Given that the paste is titled "DDoS Hunter GETTING TROLLED", it seems to suggest that Gelinas was engaging in his own attacks.
1. Grab ip, e.g. from logging on firewall / dsl modem
2. Reverse DNS lookup to get host name. Also run geolocation tool to get approximate location and a portscan.
3. Google search IP and host to see if its turned up in other logs
4. Lots of trawling around with more searches on IP, XBL alias to find some real life names.
6. Try and associate names with location
7. Look up address, phone nr
8. Call in the cops
Probably doesn't work all the time. The best chance would be if the person had a fixed IP, used the same handle all over the place, leaked lots of personal info around on the web (e.g. facebook) and had a surname unique enough to locate them or their family in person.
If you go back and read it again, you'll see that the account that had been compromised three times was that of 'celebrity Xbox gamer Colin Fogel', presumably a higher profile target than Joe Random.
The social engineering attack in question is carried out against the Microsoft support personnel, rather than the owner of the account, so you can hardly accuse him of being 'about as smart as weel-old bait', whatever that is.
The impression I get is that the social engineering techniques weren't used on *him* - they were likely used on Microsoft's XBox support people, contacting them and pretending to be him, and convincing them to reset the password / disable the account / whatever.
If that's the case, there's not a lot he could do about it, and needs to be having words with MS.
Of course, I suspect that there's a fair chance he's doing something to make himself a target, by pissing people off unnecessarily.
1. go to http://tools.whois.net/whoisbyip/ and run the IP to get the ISP.
2. call to the ISP, claim to be fed tracking something (like a kidnapping) , and say you need the IP address right away.
Unfortunantly, a lot of the line support will give an address, especially if its someone outside the US on the support end.
The last two times I wanted an address based on IP I just typed the numbers into a Google search.
Address, name, phone numbers, number of pets and caloric value of same*.
I would hope that anyone searching for my IP (which happens to be 127.0.0.1**) might have some small problem.
*Actually, I couldn't get the caloric value of the pets but there are charts for that on survival sites.
**Funny, that is the same address as I have on my luggage.
its not just a case of typing in an I.P and getting the exact address (there are some tools that claim to do this but trying on known i.p/addresses i get to the nearest mile if your lucky) but when you get "l33tHal0z" i.p, and find facebook/myface/twatter/blog/profiles everywhere you have plenty of information to ring MS and pretend to be them/call the feds.
another reason i avoid public fps games on the xbox far to many American (sorry Americans but by far the bulk of these types are American) males (not even kids) who just can't accept a loss and will trash talk from the start this is just an unfortunate extension of screen rage