I have been receiving threatening emails about a movie review i wrote about Zero Dark Thirty. Someone didn’t like it. I’ve emailed Dreamhost three times, received one clarifying email, and then nothing since i’ve sent the link to the allegedly offending post eight hours ago. I’ve contacted the police department attached to the university through whose servers the emails are coming. I’ve contacted the third party email server. I’ve texted the poor person with my old phone number with the police case number to report the threatening messages they are supposedly receiving (poor dears).
At first, people thought it might be a harvested script, but the last two threats have been pointedly about things i’ve written - one email posted just two minutes after i uploaded a youtube video with a song addressed to them, to which they responded:
6:26 PM (34 minutes ago)
You have been contacted by Really?, their message is as follows:
Really? I don’t like that song. at 1pm your time if it’s not down we’ll attack again. We only stopped so you could get back on to your site…
Date: 2013-02-25 18:26:22
IP address: 18.104.22.168
User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1) AppleWebKit/537.22 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/25.0.1364.97 Safari/537.22"
So, at this point, it’s getting a bit annoying and i’d like to know what / if there is anything else anyone can suggest. My website did go down incrementally all day (although, they’re convinced they had it down for a full three hours - bully on them, they didn’t succeed - i’ve had traffic to the offending post all day simply because of of their emails - yay! my traffic has gone up! which i’m not sure is what they were actually aiming for…).
Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions?