Newbie here. So, this freaked me the heck out...and in a way taught me a lesson...find a nice girl and drop the Cam-to-Cam fetish/addiction/whatever one might call it...I do admit it's partially my fault for not controlling my...primal instincts when I should have known better, but, live and learn, and maybe have your friends laugh at you if anything does happen.
Anyhow, I digress, after the crappy poker face for a few hours and the sheer terror... an old college persona kicked in and I decided to be resourceful. First things first, I was able to capture the actual IP address (a Philippines IP and I was even able to locate the ISP), and a lot of useful network information with some...educational pages about getting information from Skype (not just the server IP).
So, I compiled a list of all the information I could, did some IP searching via proxy on the web and found a ton of information regarding this person IP. I did some research to find some type of police department in that region, I amazingly found an English based contact address (email@example.com
). I contacted their ISP and reported the IP address and that it was being used for illegal activities as well as the DOJ-Cybercrime Department in the Philippines with all the information I could capture.
I submitted all the information I could gather...legally...to them and surprisingly, I got a response from the DOJ in less than 12 hours saying they would have the appropriate branch in that locale investigate.
I could have taken it a step further, but I felt it would be best to stop at simply capturing the IP and reporting all the information. I explained it was a scan, cyber-crime, extortion, blackmail, etc, and they even Carbon copied me on the follow up e-mail to the respective department.
What are your thoughts on this course of action?