i live in new york..
ok about a year and a half ago someone i was talking to on an internet message board let me use his domain name and web space for my website which was dedicated to my favorite rock band. he said i could use it for a couple months because he had prepaid and there was only a few months left on the account. well it's been almost 18 months later and the website is still up.
well to my suprise the website was hacked a couple days ago and the hacker put an Anti-Palestine banner on my website. the site gets about 100-200 visitors a day and i'm getting some pretty nasty e-mails. i would love to remove the banner but i can't because i forgot the password to the site.
now here's my question. if i were to attempt to contact the owner of the site could he press charges against me? maybe for theft of his web space? pretty much could he accuse me of anything illegal? i have done anything illegal?
any and all help is appreciated.