Threats From An Idiot
On December 2, 2007, I received two emails from an anonymous individual. At first I had only read the second email. The email simply put me down and used inappropriate language. You can see the email text below.
Subject: KnowNothing.Net: Your a loser
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2007 15:44:45 -0800
From: Whiny <[email protected]>
people like you have too much time on their dirty hands to bitch and complain all day long about other people as if your a perfect bitch…grow up , oh nice community too! a lot of “voices” there LOL
I guess this person doesn’t like the fact that I publicize information about unethical companies and individuals. This person obviously is illiterate as it is supposed to be “you’re” and not “your.” I guess it makes them feel good that they can try and belittle me. I’m not worried that there are no posts on the forums. I have never advertised this website.
What was truly disturbing was that I noticed this idiot actually sent an email earlier this morning. They originally decided to make a threat against my life. Below is the first email they sent:
Subject: KnowNothing.Net: Beware
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2007 09:03:32 -0800
From: Anonymous <[email protected]>
I’ll be in morgan tonight, sleep with one eye open mother fucker
I guess that email was not enough so they sent another (the first one you read). People like this are complete idiots. Granted, my contact form did not send the IP address with the email, however, I do have access to raw server logs and was able to obtain the IP address, which is 220.127.116.11. This IP address in the server logs corresponds to the exact times that are present on the timestamp of the emails received.
I have forwarded the emails with the appropriate snippet of raw server logs to the ISP so that they may investigate this matter.
I did notify the ISP that until further notice their IP block is banned from accessing this website. Soon, I will be putting up a better contact form to log the IP address of the user. I can always access the raw server logs, but it is easier having the IP address of the sender attached to the email rather than having to sift through raw access logs.
For anyone out there thinking of doing similar, please don’t. I am not only knowledgeable of the law but quite knowledgeable of Internet Technology and computers. I will do what ever is necessary in accordance with the law to see that such sick and twisted idiots are brought to justice. I have no problems with banning IP blocks and IPs on open proxies and uncooperative ISPs.
Update! July 13, 2008
I just discovered that the IP address of 18.104.22.168 belongs to a website called hidemyass.com. The hidemyass.com website is part of the Privax Network. The purpose of the network is to offer users the ability to surf online. Unfortunately, though, there are always immature idiots that will abuse the system. The IP address is still blocked as I had never heard any response from the ISP I contacted. People have the right to surf anonymously just as I have the right to block abusive IP addresses.