Originally Posted by Ð88
Ok, so im these forums i sometimes post on but not too often. I was asking some questions and this moderator took it the wrong way and got pissed off about it. Well, i kind of added fuel to the fire and got him really mad at me and he threatened to hack me because he knows my IP address. Is there a chance that he could do that and should i really be worried? He sounded serious. I imagine he got my IP from the logs that the moderators have access to (like on this forum).
First of all, report him. This isn't behavior that should be tolerated on a professional forum like this. He should be ashamed of himself.
Secondly, you're safe. I can pretty much bet that he was a complete douche, and doesn't even know how to hack. Unless you are running unsecure services like telnet or something you're safe.
In the end, anyone who "threatens" to hack is a complete idiot. If you tell someone that you're going to hack them, you take all the wiggle room out of the situation. If you are a hacker, you only hack when you know you can get away with it. If he did hack you now, you would know who did it. Simply contact a lawyer, have him contact a judge who then subpeonas computerforums.org for IP logs of all members (including the MOD who hacked you). They will then track the IP to his doorstep, and he's screwed.
As an Information Security OfficerI can tell you that we take hacking very seriously. If this was my forum I would really look into accounts such as this and take disciplinary actions against this "MOD". If its just some stupid member, it's nothing but to shrug it off, but a MOD should be able to act maturely.