Report a Gmail hack attempt to the hacker's IP?
April 17, 2014 6:39 AM Subscribe
Last night, Google notified me of suspicious activity wherein someone used my password to log in to Gmail. Google automatically foiled the attempt, and reported the malicious user's IP address to me. Is it useful/safe to report the abuse to the user's ISP?
posted by OHSnap to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
(I have now changed my password to something much stronger and enabled two-step verification. Nothing else seems to have been compromised. Lesson learned.)
I did a whois lookup on the IP address. It's here
. It points to an ISP in Spain, and gives an email address to report abuse. My questions are:
1) Is it useful to report this activity to the ISP? More to the point, is it safe? I don't know enough about ISP records to know if they can be falsified.
2) What information should I provide to the ISP?