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Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
Or, apparently, about how computers work in general.
That's hard to ascertain from the article.

The issue with ip address & traceroute is that it shows you an ip address and possibly where that ip address is located but it wont show who is at that ip address. If it goes through a proxy or bounces through another server then the ip address shown is the last one a hacker was at. It's just mostly useless info when tracking hackers.

You're better off to watch what the hacker is doing and see if they are exfiltrating data to a system. If you can find them exfiltrating data then the site they're exfiltrating to usually gives more information and is often easier to use for seeing where the hacker is connecting from.
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