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    Registered Users Posts: 179 ✭✭ boxermad


    How's things.
    Not into this tech crack atal but looking for a bit of help.
    Now normally keyboard warriors don't get to me. Infact most of the time I play along with them. But this account commented on a old video on YouTube and it got to me. Very personal topic. Now it's killing me to find out whose responsible. Is there any way of tracking an IP address or anything like that? The profile was only made back in November. And nothing else on it. No subscriptions no videos etc etc.
    I'd appreciate any help. Even willing to revolut someone afew bob if they help. Cheers


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  • Hi there.
    Basically it works like this:
    Only YouTube could see their ip address. But even if you had his ip address it would only give you a broad location and Internet service provider. Eg, dublin and virgin media or clondalkin virgin media.

    How the police find people through ip addresses is by going to virgin meida for example with a court order and they would reveal name and address.

    So you're out of luck :p




  • boxermad wrote: »
    So there's no dodgy way around it? Even if I was to pay a hacker?

    To what end?




  • Not sure how the law would see that, hiring a hacker.




  • con747 wrote: »
    Not sure how the law would see that, hiring a hacker.

    It's actually very ease.

    You post your email address and ask them to reply then check their email account.




  • Jeff2 wrote: »
    It's actually very ease.

    You post your email address and ask them to reply then check their email account.

    Which is likely to be nothing of any use to you in tracking them either. Plus its likely a thrown-away throwaway account in the first place.

    There is nothing that "paying a hacker" can do to trace a single anon youtube commenter.


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  • L1011 wrote: »
    Which is likely to be nothing of any use to you in tracking them either. Plus its likely a thrown-away throwaway account in the first place.

    There is nothing that "paying a hacker" can do to trace a single anon youtube commenter.

    Google will have the account and account info plus a history of IP address.

    Unless they have done something illegal and the police get involved to get this information your not getting it. Doubt police would give it to you as that's how murders,assaults and paperwork happen.

    The police then request from the internet service providers for the details of the person using that IP at the time.

    This all gets harder cross jurisdiction UK India Africa Mongolia....

    So in short no. Not by IP which you don't have.

    Fyi it's YouTube almost all comments are toxic.


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