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chiaramara
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IP adresses - hacking

Hi, I have a Virgin broadband at home. My pc has unfortunately been hacked, someone got access to personal data on it. Now I am trying to do everything to secure my device and the whole home network, and I was recommended to verify whether my IP address is static or dynamic. I read here that it should be dynamic, but also that it does not change often. Can anyone please clarify how long the same IP is used? I have to make sure that the IP is different from the one at the moment of the cyber-attack (3 days ago). Thanks very much!

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Superuser
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The IP address is quite sticky and I have only seen mine change when either the SuperHub has been replaced or the segment of the Virgin Media network I connect through has been modified by Virgin Media. However, if you switch to Modem Mode you will have a different (sticky) IP address but will then need to use a router to provide the functionality lost by placing the SuperHub in modem mode.

Can I ask whether it was an opportunistic or targeted attack that compromised your PC?

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MrHalfAsleep
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IP addresses are recycled (over several months) - I had a period of time where the innernets thought I was in Great Yarmouth (I'm in Northwestern England).







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