Paul Krugman is an economics professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a New York Times columnist.

Krugman claimed that his IP address had been “compromised” and used to download “child pornography.”

In a tweet, Krugman speculated that it “could be an attempt to Qanon me.”

Qanon is a popular movement on many online message boards.

It believes an anonymous government insider, known as Q, is secretly leaking details of a secret plot between the Deep State and President Trump and his supporters.

Krugman posted this statement on Twitter:

Well, I’m on the phone with my computer security service, and as I understand it someone compromised my IP address and is using it to download child pornography. I might just be a random target. But this could be an attempt to Qanon me.

It’s an ugly world out there.

The term IP address is an abbreviation for Internet Protocol address.

It identifies a computer that is connected to the internet.

Also tracking the location of websites that a person visits.

So it works like a return address to a computer showing where requests for websites originate.

Computer hackers break into a system to steal, change or destroy information.

They may use a fake IP address to disguise their activities and multiply their connections when mounting a denial of service attacks on websites.

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