Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:35 am Post subject: my computer is being attacked by someone local
Hi everyone, like the subject says, my computer has been under constant attack by someone who lives in the same city, or area. I can tell, because part of the IP address says wcfltx.swbell. I have the full IP (I won't disclose it here) and would like to tell them to stop. They haven't done any damage as far as I know, but if they did, could I report them? And how would that work if I could? How could I send them a message? Thanks.
Joined: 19 May 2004 Posts: 9 Location: Centerville, South Dakota
Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 3:04 am Post subject:
Are you sure it's not just your ISP checking to see if your IP number is currently being used? That would be my bet.
Firewalls are noisy, and if it isn't geting througfh, then there is nothing to worry about anyway. But anyway, before jumping ot the conclusion that some random person is banging away at your system, make sure it isn't your ISP. That can usually be determined by a quick phone call.
If you see lots of 139/135/445 ports being probed, it could mean that there are worm-infected boxes in the same network you're in and these then probe for new victims. At least I get loads of these and just ignore them as there are way too many to report.
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