Next issue. Stopping the hacking.

Okay, next issue. The relentless #hacking. Is there anyone out there who can and is willing to help me put a stop to powerline hacking? My equipment got accessed repeatedly after lock-picking; I’ve even come home to my door standing open.

I have just crowdfunded a lock, not the high-security lock that I was looking for but it is better. (I doubt that it will be enough, but it is all I can do right now.)

When I first realised that my computers were being accessed via the electricity wires in the building. I read up on what I could do and put a timer between the computer’s plug and the wall socket. There was a lot of clicking and eventually, a message appeared on my screen saying “thought you could keep me out?”

I had previously found a program opened on my OFFLINE computer when I had left the building, computer still on, realised that I’d forgotten something and dashed back into my home office. That’s what cued me in to the powerline hacking.

At the moment, when I plug in anything (computer-related?) in my office, there is often such a power surge that it occasionally trips the fuse for my flat.

I’d previously noticed that when I switched on the ceiling light in my home office, there was such a strong counter current that the light would dim before it went on again. I think that the latter indicates that there is something with a very high resistance in the circuit? A light bulb cannot cause this. I vaguely remember the phenomenon from physics classes from a long time ago. (That said, I have stopped using the ceiling light because the light often keeps doing this kind of stuff. Someone looked at it and made some changes but it made no difference. So it may not be related to the hacking.)

I’ve changed sockets and used extension cords for my PCs but it only helped briefly.

I noticed that one of my phones – my oldest, which I only use as MP3 player etc – was also occasionally accessed via the powerlines so I now always charge it from a power bar.

The person who does this is very good at hardware hacking.

Below are two photos of what hardware-hacking on one of my screens has looked like. (I no longer have this screen.) Yes, this was done by a hacker or hackers via direct access to my equipment after lock-picking, which is why I couldn’t put a stop to the hacking. I never saw that coming… Who expects people to be picking the locks to your flat? I sure didn’t.

Now imagine that you’re up against a deadline…

It’s also happened that I thought “it’s after midnight, but, 5 more minutes and then I’ll be done”. And then this happened, here below. Because (apparently?) my hacker felt that I needed to call it a day. You can get really STRESSED OUT over something like that and you’re lucky if you can sleep at all after that.

I can’t support myself while this continues to go on, as files get deleted and messed with and other “fun” stuff happens. It’s been going on for years. WHO CAN HELP ME PUT A STOP TO THIS, PLEASE? #powerline #hacking #wires #electricity #wiring #whitehats #help #survival

My landlord bears a responsibility in this matter but his outfit is not interested. I usually get fed lies when I raise the matter.

2 thoughts on “Next issue. Stopping the hacking.

  1. Can anyone confirm that low-pass filtering is the answer? (It does look like it, yes.) I will have to dive into the frequencies, I suppose. The power’s is 50 or 60 Hz. There is unused capacity on power wires that can be used for data, but I don’t know what frequency that data traffic has.

  2. Correct.

    “Electrical wiring in the home is able to transmit signals at a variety of frequencies. Electricity usually travels at 50/60 Hz frequencies, meaning that data can use the same wires, but at a much higher frequency so that the two do not affect each other.”

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