Route print table shows an unknown I being hacked?!?

Posted on 2008-06-10
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I am currently doing a little experimentation with the ROUTE ADD command and used ROUTE PRINT to view if the command worked. A completely unknown IP address is listed here and is in no way whatsoever connected with me, the company or anything else as its way out of any scope I know of.
I will not list the IP for obvious reasons but it is pingable and when I put it into internet explorer I get an ADSL router home page where I logged in with default credentials!

Should I be worried about this because I have a feeling someone is using my work computer as a zombie or whatever they are called!

The only other explanation I could have had is that I am currently using a torrent tracker (to download Linux stuff...honestly!), I have looked at the peer connections and some IP's are similar but not the same.
Question by:PVUK
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Expert Comment

ID: 21752306
If the subnet is something like 169.254, is normal
It is the default when a DHCP client can't get a response

Author Comment

ID: 21752360
No I know that IP address, as an example our internal network here is This ip address is 59.99.xx.xx netmask is and the gateway is our firewall

Accepted Solution

albuitra earned 500 total points
ID: 21752510
use netstat -n
find the IP and verify the remote port, and the local port
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Author Comment

ID: 21757751
I left work at 5pm last night so before I left I deleted the route. So the results of the netstat -n command do not show the IP address.

I will go and check the firewall logs to see if its listed anywhere.

Expert Comment

ID: 21761693
Is the torrent tracker active ?
Try with some torrents, then verify the netstat -n

Author Comment

ID: 21767408
The IP address has not reappeared and nothing else suspicious either. I find it strange that only 1 IP would be logged in my route table when I was downloading several different files, each with lots of peers.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31472704
Thanks everyone, I forgot the netstat -n command as I dont do much network stuff here. The dodgy IP address never came back so I have been unable to go any further.

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