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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by jonnyrotten, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. jonnyrotten

    jonnyrotten Lurker
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    i have been hacked but i have the id number of the android device. Can i find out who it belongs to?

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  2. jonnyrotten

    jonnyrotten Lurker
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    what i have is the id number for the phone itself

    can i trace with this only?
  3. LilBit

    LilBit Extreme Android User

    That one is out of my league.:(
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I assume you're talking about your Google account that's been hacked. Might not be able to find out who it belongs do. But what I would do is change your Google password straight away, use something strong with mixed letters, numbers and punctuation. In addition use the Google Authenticator. Then go into the list of devices associated with your account, look for what you think is the offending/hack one and remove it.

    Did you recently dispose of a device associated with your account and didn't wipe it?
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  5. jonnyrotten

    jonnyrotten Lurker
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    thanks Mike

    we are way beyond changing passwords and so on.

    What we do have ( supposedly ) is the ID of the device that was used in the hack. We need to trace the device.

    basically the story is my email was hacked, and personal email sent out to only 2 recipients using the bcc field in order to show as undisclosed recipients. One of the recipients sent me the header from the email, from which we believe we have the device number.

    we want to know if we can trace the device, thats all....
  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Possibly, you can get the IP addresses of all recent accesses to your account

    IANAL but I think you'd need a subpoena to find out possibly who it is and where they are. You can do a reverse DNS, that should tell you the ISP.
  7. jonnyrotten

    jonnyrotten Lurker
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    thanks again Mike

    i do not have a google account. we believe that the person was on my computer remotely sending out the emails, but according to our server provider it was done from an android device. I dont own an Android device!

    is there any where else i can look as the IP address given by our server provider was actually my IP... so someone was in my computer remotely, thats is the only explanation

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