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What is AbuseIPDB?
AbuseIPDB is a project dedicated to helping combat the spread of hackers, spammers, and abusive activity on the internet.
Our mission is to help make Web safer by providing a central blacklist for webmasters, system administrators, and other interested parties to report and find IP addresses that have been associated with malicious activity online.
You can report an IP address associated with malicious activity, or check to see if an IP address has been reported, by using the search box above.
Power user? Consider registering an account to gain access to our powerful, free API for both reporting and checking the report status of IP addresses. We also support integration with Fail2Ban for automated reporting of abusive IPs.
Please read our FAQ to learn more about AbuseIPDB!
How To Report IP Abuse – WhatIsMyIP.com®
How And When Do I Report IP Abuse?
If you manage a network, website, or have a device connected to the internet that is getting attacked from an IP address or multiple IP addresses, you need to know how to report IP abuse. One of the main reasons to report IP abuse is when you’re looking to avoid email phishing scams and other issues.
Chances are the IP address that you are seeing abusing your connection isn’t that of the hacker or malware that is attempting to compromise your network or website. Oftentimes, the owner of the IP address isn’t aware that their computer is being used as a host. That is to say, they aren’t aware that their computer is being used to scan and attack other networks, devices, or websites. Moreover, you find the IP address of the attacker by doing an IP Address Lookup. However, don’t assume that’s the person attacking you. You should consider the possibility that they’ve been hacked and their device is being used without their knowledge.
Here’s what you should do:
First, review your logs to find the IP address or addresses you feel are attempting to compromise your connection.
Second, use our IP Whois Lookup tool to find out more about the network to which the IP address[es] are assigned.
Third, within the IP Whois Lookup returned results, there will be an email address for the assignee of the IP address. Usually this email is [email protected]
Finally, use the email address provided to report your findings. The more detail you can provide, the better.
REMEMBER, the IP address you find most likely DOES NOT belong to the abuser themselves. So be kind in your email. The person controlling the devices doing the attacking will most likely thank you for alerting them and close the connection and secure their device. They in turn will review their logs to find where the connection came from and report abuse to the point of contact for the offending IP address[es].
Reporting Computer, Internet-related, Or Intellectual Property …
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Internet-related crime, like any other crime, should be reported to appropriate law enforcement investigative authorities at the local, state, federal, or international levels, depending on the scope of the crime. Citizens who are aware of federal crimes should report them to local offices of federal law porting computer hacking, fraud and other internet-related crime
Reporting computer hacking, fraud and other internet-related crime
The primary federal law enforcement agencies that investigate domestic crime on the Internet include: the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Secret Service, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Each of these agencies has offices conveniently located in every state to which crimes may be reported. Contact information regarding these local offices may be found in local telephone directories. In general, federal crime may be reported to the local office of an appropriate law enforcement agency by a telephone call and by requesting the “Duty Complaint Agent.
Each law enforcement agency also has a headquarters (HQ) in Washington, D. C., which has agents who specialize in particular areas. For example, the FBI and the U. S. Secret Service both have headquarters-based specialists in computer intrusion (i. e., computer hacker) cases.
To determine some of the federal investigative law enforcement agencies that may be appropriate for reporting certain kinds of crime, please refer to the following table:
Type of Crime
Appropriate federal investigative law enforcement agencies
Computer intrusion (i. e. hacking)
FBI local office
U. Secret Service
Internet Crime Complaint Center
Counterfeiting of currency
Child Pornography or Exploitation
if imported, U. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Child Exploitation and Internet Fraud matters that have a mail nexus
U. Postal Inspection Service
Internet fraud and SPAM
Federal Trade Commission (online complaint)
if securities fraud or investment-related SPAM e-mails, Securities and Exchange Commission (online complaint)
Internet bomb threats
ATF local office
Trafficking in explosive or incendiary devices or firearms over the Internet
Other Cybercrime Reporting Resources
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
The mission of the Internet Crime Complaint Center is to provide the public with a reliable and convenient reporting mechanism to submit information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation concerning suspected Internet-facilitated criminal activity and to develop effective alliances with law enforcement and industry partners. Information is analyzed and disseminated for investigative and intelligence purposes to law enforcement and for public awareness.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center
Department of Homeland Security’s National Infrastructure Coordinating Center: (202) 282-9201 (report incidents relating to national security and infrastructure issues)
U. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (U. CERT) (online reporting for technicians)
Reporting Intellectual Property Crime
Reporting Intellectual Property Crime: A Guide for Victims of Copyright Infringement, Trademark Counterfeiting, and Trade Secret Theft (Second Edition)
Other Government Initiatives to Combat Cybercrime
National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center
The IPR Coordination Center’s responsibilities include:
Coordinating U. government domestic and international law enforcement activities involving IPR issues.
Serving as a collection point for intelligence provided by private industry, as well as a channel for law enforcement to obtain cooperation from private industry (in specific law enforcement situations).
Integrating domestic and international law enforcement intelligence with private industry information relating to IPR crime, and disseminating IPR intelligence for appropriate investigative and tactical use.
Developing enhanced investigative, intelligence and interdiction capabilities.
Serving as a point of contact regarding IPR law enforcement related issues.
The STOP Initiative ()
The website provides information to consumers and businesses on intellectual property, including information on how to report trade in fake goods.
Those with specific information regarding intellectual property crime can submit an IPR Coordination Center Complaint Referral Form.
Updated April 1, 2021
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