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Some Other Victims of Cybercrime Just Now Coming to Light

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#1 Papakid


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 12:39 PM

I really feel for these people.  Many victims of malware and cybercrime are a bit less than innocent--especially of scammers that mostly appeal to people that are willing to do things "under the table"--but that's not the case here.  Even tho the victimization is unintentional, it's not like any of the perpetrators that take advantage of the glitch care.  Just one more reason to fight against cybercrime in all of its forms--and glad to see there is an attempt to correct it now.


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 01:02 PM

Fascinating read. Thanks for posting.


I feel pretty bad for those people as well, especially the farm out in the middle of nowhere. This also just reassures me that a lot of people have no common sense. If you have enough knowledge to know how to use an IP address to find a location, you should know its usually only an approximation and could be completely off. But alas, some people just don't.


Though to be fair, the find me apps from smart phones/mobile devices pointed people to wrong locations as well.


That and you would think if the FBI/police/EMTs were sent to the same house (the farm house) enough times they would catch wind of something not being right.

Edited by DeimosChaos, 11 April 2016 - 01:03 PM.

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 01:54 PM

Good find thanks for sharing!  Those poor people!


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 03:51 PM

OMG...there are thousands of home addresses with IP addressess attached to them.

Lets hope this gets cleared up sooner rather than later.
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