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Viruses - Are they pure evil?

Recently I came across a racist online, and he really disgusted me. I won't go into the details of what he said, but since he threatened me, I decided I wanted to do something about it. Now, what I'm suggesting would be making another account on the website it's on and acting all friendly, then asking for his email (and he seems stupid enough to give it) and then sending him an attachment on the email to crash his computer. I know it's illegal, but he threatened to come and kill my family, so I could say it was in self defense. So what do you all think? Should I go ahead with it, or would it be a bad idea? The website is youtube by the way, so with him on there (and I think he may live near me, as one of his videos somewhat shows) I'm scared to post anything (and yes I know he won't kill me, but it's freakin me out here) And if you don't agree, he seems to support Hitler if you catch my drift.

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nurdee15 years ago
I don't think you should send him a virus because it is repaying evil for evil and that is wrong. Also what you are going to do is illegal. Even if all of this doesn't bother you don't do this unless you know how to cover your tracks well enough that you can't be traced.
Labot20018 years ago
I know it's illegal, but he threatened to come and kill my family, so I could say it was in self defense.

Crashing someone's computer isn't much for self-defense.

Exactly what are the chances of some random guy on Youtube hunting you down and killing you? If you're really concerned, tell someone responsible, like the police. Our tax dollars *should be* more than willing to help.
A good name (author)  Labot20018 years ago
Meh... when you get someone arrested, they just want to kill your more... I'd prefer to sever his connection to the internet, then just have him run after the other youtube account like he was the one who did it.
Have you reported him to YouTube?

Point out that his comments are offensive, and possibly outright illegal, and that they could be held responsible for them as the site that hosts his account.

(I don't know if that is true, but it should be.)
A good name (author)  Kiteman8 years ago
Well, he was banned once, but he just created a new account... He really seems to have a passion for aggression...
Ya and he's more then likely a 10 to 15 year old who just needs a good swat from a parent, his parents may also need a good swat for not giving him one when needed....Or maybe he just needs to leave his bedroom and meet some real people .... So just report him to Youtube and if he annoys you again, just report him again, and if you take the death threats seriously contact the police and let them deal with it, when they visit him, he will more then likely sink him self so far in the ..... He'll never get out.... Script kiddies are normally full of bovine fecal material anyhow..... And before you do anything like what your thinking, learn about Proxies or how to surf the web anonymously......
A good name (author)  Big Bwana8 years ago
You can't report him... only flag his videos.
so flag ALL of his videos.
Jackhole8 years ago
I think you should get his email, then go to a whole bunch of websites and fill out forms so that he'll get spammed beyond belief, you get satisfaction out of it without him knowing you did something.
crashing someones computer isnt self defence at all! its retaliation. that will just get you in trouble, along with him if the cops do find out. Just report him to the cops, because a death threat is always taken heavily. you can never get out of a threatening someone by saying "o well it was just a joke" or something along those lines because of the mental strain it puts on a person.
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