Ok. So I got an E-mail. And I have Gmail. The e mail had my mother’s first name as the sender. Even though she isn’t in my contacts. I sent a reply. Got a reply with a link. Automatically I knew it wasn’t my mom. So I click on the sender and I see that the Address is “[email protected]”.
So I click on the Gmail, and it sends me to a URL titled as the email address. I’m using Linux, so before the page loads I exit my browser, run Netstat in the terminal and I can see an ip address that is obviously a PC. The ip was ipv4. So I use iptables to block that ip. Then I run a ‘whois” and I get a skip trace listed in Dubai. I attacked the ip with an Xmas DOS, used metasploit to start a reverse TCP, changed his password and called it a night. My question is. What is a better way I can attack him? Because this guy knows my mom’s name. Is my entire network at risk? Also everyone be careful. The Gmail was fake.