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Hacking, what can be done


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today norton IS informed me that someone with IP 211.28.99.107 tried to hack my accoutn, all i know is they live in chattswood (NSW, Australia) and are registered with optusnet, ive contacted optusnet and informed them of what happened but i would like to know if there is any more that can be done about this?

im also worried it may be one of our competitors, we're taking one of them to court and lately they have emailed us a few viruses and etc.

here are the details norton has given me

inetnum: 211.28.0.0 - 211.31.255.255
netname: OPTUSINTERNET-AU
descr: OPTUS INTERNET - RETAIL
descr: INTERNET SERVICES
descr: Chatswood, Sydney
country: AU
admin-c: OI3-AP
tech-c: OI3-AP
mnt-by: APNIC-HM
mnt-lower: MAINT-AU-OPTUSINTERNET
status: ALLOCATED PORTABLE
remarks: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
remarks: This object can only be updated by APNIC hostmasters.
remarks: To update this object, please contact APNIC
remarks: hostmasters and include your organisation's account
remarks: name in the subject line.
remarks: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
changed: hm-changed@apnic.net 20040316
source: APNIC

% APNIC database, last updated 20050925 23:00:32

Edited by BTPH, 14 November 2005 - 02:30 AM.

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okay this is weird....this is actually my own IP.... i dont get it, hw is it possible for norton to tell me that this ip is hacking me, when its my own??? some type of error maybe?
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Hey BTPH,

Alot of the traffic we see in firewalls such as Internet Security are actually false positives. DHCP/DNS traffic can be marked as intrusion attempts if the security settings are set too high. It is theoritically possible that someone may be attempting to spoof your ip address; however, at this point your best course of action is to ensure that Norton is up to date with both VIRUS and FIREWALL definitions and set logging options to only notify you about critical items.
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it is also possible that one of those "virii" that your competitior sent you...has actually gotten in..
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