Any ideas on how to retaliate against someone who hacked into my email account and changed my password? Or should I even bother?
I got into a quarrel with someone on another board. They had posted a nasty message on that board, and I replied to them directly (off board) asking them what the hell their problem was. They replied directly to me with some name-calling and obscenities. I told them to grow up. The next time I tried to log into my email, I found that both the password and the security question had been changed.
A talented friend is going to help me hack back into my account (though I certainly won’t be using that account anymore). Now I’m wondering what, if anything, I should do about the person I believe is responsible. I don’t know for certain if this person actually did the hacking, obviously, but because of the tone of the emails, and the timing of the hacking, I strongly suspect they are.
An added wrinkle is that originally I thought I was dealing with an adult. I’ve been thinking about the messages and the hacking itself, and I now wonder if I was actually dealing with a teenager, specifically a script kiddie
I don’t really want to hassle with someone who may be just a teenager, and honestly, I’ve got better things to do with my time.
On the other hand, they hacked into my account and changed my password, and that ticks me off.
So, any suggestions on how to teach the little snot a lesson – ideally something that would make them think twice before they pulled something like that again?
Or should I just forget about it?