I hope you can suggest a solution to this - and don't say, "Install Linux" lol - although its a good idea.
A few nights ago, my connection went down, which I thought was just a hitch on my ISP's part. But it turns out that a "hacker" did something to break my connection, I know this as "they" told me when I logged back in to a chatroom - they also told me how they did it.
Both of my PC's have firewalls (ZoneAlarm Pro) and are clean from viruses and trojans (I'm very careful about this as I value my security, I've got the best (so it seems) software installed on both PC's and I check both every night), however I just wondered if "they" could have targeted my local hub/proxy (or whatever I connect to my ISP is called) server, and somehow crashed it for a few minutes?
I have "their" I.P's, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52, all one person. Should I contact the ISP's? Even then, I have no solid evidence.
I'd value your advice that you might have.