I was wondering, if while doing port scanning on subnets can this type of traffic be detected? First, can this type of traffic be detected by the potential "victims" PC that you scanning. Second, more importantly, can it be detected by say Optimum Online or the Fed. I know a port scanner takes the range of IPs specified and probes each port to find one that is listening or "open". This sounds like it could generate a whole 5HI7 load of traffic comming from your IP. Is there someone out there watching these lines for this type of traffic?

I would be naive to think that there is nobody watching? This would be a perfect place for an anti-hacking element to find potential hackers.