@siculars on twitter
This is the second time some scammer has picked me out of the friends list in Facebook. So my friend, Harriet, got hacked. Sure enough some scammer in the Philippines starts chatting me up:
I was able to get this guy to email me so now I have his ip address:
notice: "Received: from [126.96.36.199]" towards the bottom of the header.
With an ip address in hand I can find out where he is:
mbp02:~ siculars$ host 188.8.131.52
184.108.40.206.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer 220.127.116.11.rdns.ubiquityservers.com.
Then I sent an email detailing the situation to the abuse team at that server farm.
Done and done.
Things to do to keep yourself safe online:
- Do not use Internet Explorer
- Do not use internet cafes anywhere
- Use GMail
- Enable two factor authentication in GMail