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Is it possible to track down the sender of an email?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by dada2008, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. dada2008

    dada2008 Junior Member Premium Member

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    Someone sent me an email to my personal gmail address from a made up yahoo email. I don't take threats against my family unit lightly... Is there a way to track down who it is...

    Thanks!
     
  2. snowwhite

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    as far as tracking, you can only extract the IP address of the sender and then know its ISP and location, but thats about it
     
  3. dada2008

    dada2008 Junior Member Premium Member

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    Yeah, I found the IP address and location... wish I knew how to take it further :(
     
  4. artswerdstone

    artswerdstone Power Member

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    What does it mean a "made up yahoo" e-mail? Is that e-mail real, or it is not existing?

    If the e-mail is real, eventually you may send him an e-mail with a tracking pixel or a tracking image. Eventually he will get the e-mail and he will open it, while your server will track his IP address.
     
  5. dada2008

    dada2008 Junior Member Premium Member

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    I mean it isn't her real email address... just made it up to send me an email. I was able to get the IP address, just don't know how to get more information than that.
     
  6. theprofitpro

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    If you got a real threat like that might endanger you or your family you better contact the police and let them know about it. Many agencies have ways of tracking online predators. I am pretty sure it wont be taken lightly. They might even have you help them set up a sting to catch the jerk.

    Good luck:23:
     
  7. kaidoristm

    kaidoristm Power Member

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    well just sent to one spammer a small bat file which formats drive c formats drive d infects registry and mbr
     
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    emusketeer Registered Member

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    Now that you have the actual proof for the threat email and have also found the location by yourself ..contact a nearby police and file a case with the info you have and managed to acquire. As simple as that.

    BTW did you say 'her' ?

    best,
     
  9. real222on

    real222on Junior Member

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    Do you know who that person is ? That Ip and anything is useless. Don't waste your time.
     
  10. craptacula

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    Even if you have ip, do you think it is his email, he is a dumb ass if he posted from his home isp

    Probably he used the wifi hotspot, proxy, remote, or evem mass mailer, so your chances of catching him are pretty low, but some idiots still can't cover their tracks
     
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    shaqsquash Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    true. its very hard to track proxies.
     
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    contact the proper authorities. you can't trace this without access to the server logs.
     
  13. shaqsquash

    shaqsquash Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    can you elaborate on this a little more? the method you used? :D
     
  14. kaidoristm

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    I used a trojan generator called btg007 created a small autoexec trojan what formats hardrives and infects harddrive MBR cause it was one dirty niggerian begger i named it BankAccount confirmation then archived it with winrar attached it to email and sent to nigerian And said to him that i would really liked to help him cause he had such a miserable life and i feel sorry of him. Now i need only to hope that he will he open it . I hope he will!
     
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  15. dada2008

    dada2008 Junior Member Premium Member

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    I was able to match up the city from the IP address to the area code from a phone number that's been calling my business, so I was able to confirm who it was. It was a she... and yes I'm sure she is dumb enough to use her own computer. Not life threatening... just hell bent on trying to break up me & my husband. I hate stupid people.
     
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  16. theprofitpro

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    I see the words "RESTRINGING ORDER" in her future. :spank:
     
  17. Gogeta

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    restringing lol?
     
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    Oops, sounds like somebody was cheating! :D
     
  19. drkenneth

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    It's like restringing a guitar except instead of putting new strings on the guitar you get a court order saying the guitar is not allowed to go within 100ft of you or try to contact you. :D



    Good luck dealing with the crazy. Any idea why she's doing this?
     
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    So many wonderful ideas,however, has it ever occurred to you that this person may be using a public computer. I know in some countries, you have to be registered to use a public computer... what if it's not one of those countries. If this person's threat looks real and you know you owe him/her something, go make peace, mend fences and continue with your life.