Re: Someone storing their MP3s on my hard drive???
From: Don Kelloway (dkelloway_at_commodon.com)
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 19:38:53 GMT
"Ada" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Thanks, everyone.
> Would it be possible that the situation is not so drastic?
> This is a home computer witn Windows 2000 connected to the Internet
> through a cable modem. Is it possible that (for example) an
> administrator on the cable provider's side had nowhere to store his
> music and decided to use my hard drive and there is nothing more to
> this (no Trojans etc.)? Is there a way to find out who stored those
> files on my hard drive and if they did anything else?
> I am just concerned if I won't be using a cannon to kill a mosquito by
> rebuilding my whole system over this. What is your expert opinion - is
> it possible this is not an all-out malicious attack?
> Thanks again.
Anything is possible.
Maybe you missed my reply, but if you'd rather not wipe the system. Then
the suggestion would be to contact someone with experience in the area of
computer forensics. For yourself to attempt to determine the source of
compromise may not be possible.
-- Best regards, Don Kelloway Commodon Communications Visit http://www.commodon.com to learn about the "Threats to Your Security on the Internet".