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2008-03-10, 23:03 #1
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- St. Marys, Ontario, Canada
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Identifying the culprit (Outlook Express 6)
First, don't chastise me because I was an idiot asking too easy of an "Forgot my password question", but somebody took over my Facebook and Hotmail accounts for 24 hours. He tried to take over my Yahoo, but he was unsuccessful because the password was different and my alternate email was not my Hotmail account (whew!).
Remembering a Seinfeld episode where Jerry's car with the cellphone was stolen (he called his own number to talk to the crook), I emailed my Hotmail account to see if the person would reply, suggesting that he change the password to a pre-arranged name and be nice about it.
The guy was nice, so nice he replied to me with my Hotmail account saying the password had been changed. I looked in the message header and saw the following:
X-Message-Info: JGTYoYF78jEHjJx36Oi8+Z3TmmkSEdPtYrlmWV6HfqB06n5FDD HMGAnhsFnl0s/Z6F8i1cibS3A=
Received: from bay0-omc3-s6.bay0.hotmail.com ([22.214.171.124]) by bay0-imc3-s20.bay0.hotmail.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.2444);
Sat, 23 Feb 2008 14:24:14 -0800
Received: from BAY117-W26 ([126.96.36.199]) by bay0-omc3-s6.bay0.hotmail.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.3959);
Sat, 23 Feb 2008 14:24:13 -0800
From: John Stevens <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: you're welcome
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 22:24:13 +0000
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 23 Feb 2008 22:24:14.0047 (UTC) FILETIME=[D1EA66F0:01C8766A]
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=_30bc8601-2a4f-4057-ad94-3ec273ecfdf8_
Looking at the originating IP address, I pinpointed it to Sympatico in Guelph, Ontario. I contacted Sympatico and they say they are bound to protect the identity of the person. I contacted Microsoft Hotmail support and they said the same. The only way I can get it is if a law enforcement officer has a search warrant.
a) Looking at the message header, can anyone tell me anything more about the mysterious person.
How do I get this search warrant? How much will it cost? Where does the officer have to go with it to get the information?