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Is it unwise to use a personal Internet account for blackhat?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by skypilot, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. skypilot

    skypilot Registered Member

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    When blackhatting, is it necessary to hide one's identity from their ISP?

    For example, buy a Clear wireless card from best buy and use a virtual credit card to pay the bill.

    Or is this being too paranoid?

    Do you all blackhat using your personal Internet accounts with Cox, Comcast, Verizon, etc?
     
  2. KSoze

    KSoze Power Member

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    Hi

    I BH using my personal ISP.

    BHing is not hacking or fraud.

    Mostly its going against a firms TOS and not US laws.

    Too many emails in an hour vs hacking into a host and using it to send emails.
     
  3. sdtopensied

    sdtopensied Regular Member

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    ^ What he said.

    You're not breaking any laws by BHing, but you definitely are violating the terms of service of just about every network out there.

    If it will give you peace of mind, pick up a pre paid visa from Wall Mart (or the retailer of your choice). Most of them don't require a SSN or TIN, so you can use it with some degree of anonymity and comply with applicable laws.

    As long as you're not actually sending spam e-mails directly from your connection, you should be good.

    -SDT
     
  4. azxten

    azxten Junior Member

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    This is why the term black hat has never seemed to fit this stuff. It's more grey hat than anything. I consider white hat to be legal and everyone is happy with you, grey hat is legal but you piss people off, and black hat is illegal and you piss people off.