April 29, 2021

I clicked on a link with precautions and still someone got to know my location

Hey, so I was talking to someone on discord, that person sent me a link, i wanted to see if she was scamming me or trying to hack me. So i turned on my VPN (windscribe) and opened up my windows virtual machine on my computer and pasted that link in the search box. I told that stranger i was from USA but i was lying, but after clicking, the person said “are you from X” and X is my country. Am i hacked? Should i be worried, i think i took the right precautions.

Comments

EatDaCrayon

The VPN server might just be from your country aswell and they saw the location of that

ieuaoqa

Open up your VM, go to Google and type “what is my IP”. It sounds like your host machine is tunnelling the connection but your VM is not. This can happen depending on how your VM is setup.

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