Cyber threats

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (9 posts)
  1. lorlie6 profile image82
    lorlie6posted 7 years ago

    How do you deal with threats online?  I received one this morning from another hubber and am at a loss.  I have emailed the team and blocked them from my email, but is there something else I ought to be doing?

    1. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      From another Hubber? A Threat?

      I would say you've done the right thing and should put it behind you. If they continue or as Irohner said, know things that they shouldn't, then I would do as Irohner said and notify your local PD of the threat.

      If the hubber isn't careful, they could be in for a handful, because threats online are not local authorities problem, but are the FBI's jurisdiction. hmm

      1. lorlie6 profile image82
        lorlie6posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Good point, Cags.  Jeeze what a nightmare...

  2. lrohner profile image80
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    I would do exactly as you've done and let it go, unless they allude to the fact that they are going to carry through on something. If they claim to know where you live or work, for instance, then I would definitely head to my local PD.

    Sorry this happened to you, Lorlie. sad

    1. lorlie6 profile image82
      lorlie6posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Ironher.  Within the text was the sentence

      "Rectify this issue promptly. Yes this is a threat. One to which I will expose you and your unwarranted need to hurt me."

      The PD will probably be the next thing I do...

    2. lorlie6 profile image82
      lorlie6posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      "Rectify this issue promptly. Yes this is a threat. One to which I will expose you and your unwarranted need to hurt me."

      The PD will probably be the next thing I do...

      Thanks so much, Ironher,  I certainly was of the opinion that this sort of thing is frowned upon by HP.

      Another one:
      "will have many supporters that may make your Hubber status not so Hubbable."


      Boy, did this make my day! sad

  3. lrohner profile image80
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Lorlie - I wouldn't worry about those types of threats. They sound like they're from a hubber with a shriveled ego and nothing better to do. I think you just need to demand a permanent ban for him/her from HP and settle for nothing less. I don't think there's any need to involve the authorities, IMHO.

    1. lorlie6 profile image82
      lorlie6posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good point, Ironher, but this thing has me going in circles, you know?

  4. lorlie6 profile image82
    lorlie6posted 7 years ago

    I wasn't sure you could demand a ban, but I think I will.  Thanks again.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)