It’s an issue that can only be solved to my extent in most cases, I believe.
What am I supposed to do, hand the police an IP and say “Here you go guys, have fun.”? If he were a 56K user, his IP would most likely change in a few hours, and if he were smart, it wouldn’t even be his real IP (Then again, if he were smart, he wouldn’t have gotten the trojan in the first place.). Also, the authorities would probably not done anything about it, at least not for a while.
Whom exactly am I supposed to report it to, anyway? What if the person is based in another country? I can’t just hand him over to his authorities, and there’s no point in giving the information to mine.
Also, I don’t consider it reasonable to confess that I illegally accessed anothers computer, no sense in potentially putting myself at risk of arrest for doing something which I think is quite admirable.
As I said, I don’t do it anymore, that was back when I was a younger child. I’ve found more wholesome ways to spend my time on the computer.
goes back to playing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City