i play a game called runescape my clan uses a irc server built onto swift kit a downloaded tool.
on irc i got a personal message from what i thought was a friend (someone using his nickname on irc) a imageshack link saying that he had killed a famous person on the game and it was a screenshot of the kill message so i opened the link like hundreds of other imageshack links i open threw irc alot of people who play runescape use screenshots as trophies of there kills so opening imageshack/tinypic links are frequent i have never had any problems before.
i open the link and it doesnt work so i exit the window and right back to what i thought was my frend "doesnt work mate reupload it" i got not reply
10 mins later a clan rushes my clan on the game and my computer becomes jittery/laggy and i get a connection lost message and my internet has been pinged out. i reconnect my internet after 20 minutes and i have lost all my stuff on the game. i didnt think anything of it the next day (today) i see a kid from the rival clan and same thing happens again.
my frends told me he is either DDOS or DOS attacking me or maybe a irc botnet im not sure which one but my internet gets pinged out and disconnects. i dont know what sort of internet connection i have other then it is called belkin54g i dont know if it is dynamic or not all i know is i keep getting internet blocked and its annoying and ive been told its illegal to do.
i need help resetting my i.p adress so this cant happen and i want to know how i can report and maybe prosecute the kid doing it i know his irc nickname and have proof that he has sent me links and i have conversations of him admitting it and laughing also there is a video on youtube of him doing it to about 20 other playes on runescape that he has recorded with hypercam and uploaded. he also owns a irc channel called #dcu where the topic is we disconnect u "live bye the botnet die bye the bot net" DDOS till we die. if that isnt enough proof then i dont know what is.
please help me.
if my i.p doesnt change bye itself i need to know how i can change it without contacting my service provider i tried that and i get put on hold and i went into a computer shop on my local high street and they tried selling me anti virus when that cleerly isnt going to help obviously trying to get money out of me.