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Legal risks of having links on hacked sites?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jackl, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. jackl

    jackl Regular Member

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    I'm wondering what the legal risks are for buying backlinks that are listed on hacked sites?

    Let's just say they're not low profile, they're government sites,ngo's and lawyer sites.
    Notice I don't approve this, but I do wonder about the risks because a lot of the competitors I have seem to go this route.
     
  2. jackl

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    Nobody? /15chars
     
  3. JFoulds

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    Plausible deniability.
     
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    If you play with fire there is always the risk to get burned!
     
  5. delta_squadron

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    There's a keyword I'm monitoring where hacked domains with injected sales pages are constantly appearing, so it's probably profitable enough to be worth the legal trouble.
     
  6. accelerator_dd

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    You could pay with bitcoins. Most of the webmasters won't actually bother to push any charges, they'll just remove the links and clean up the sites as most hacked sites are using nulled themes/plugins they aren't supposed to be using in the first place.
     
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  7. jackl

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    Well surprisingly most of the guys buying the hacked links have their addresses and real names listed on their website and in the whois lots of them are ecommerce sites as well.
     
  8. marshallron

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    One Simple Question= Why too Many Hack related topics on this forum now days?
     
  9. WebLab

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    There is no way to prove you paid for the links, until the real hacker is busted and provide proofs of your payment to police.
     
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  11. jackl

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    Well I don't have links from hacked sites as far as I know.

    But why would you disavow them?
     
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    edit: Deleted. Misread your post
     
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    :1: its fine, if it can get u to jail then u can just buy such links for your competitor and report them
     
  14. jackl

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    That's a good one :D
     
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    Well if it would be this easy you could simply get all your competitors into jail. They don't have enough room in jail for such small fish
     
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    No legal issues if you are buying from sape like places, yeah if you are hacking sites and then put links in that site you may end up in jail.
     
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  17. jackl

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    Well the jails here are pretty empty but I get your point :p
     
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    How can you see that your competitors are using hacked sites? Just wondering?
     
  19. SEO Power

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    As long as you didn't hack the sites yourself, there's probably no risk. You could say in your defence that you hired an SEO service provider and weren't aware of the nature of links they provide.
     
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    Ah i never think about that.what if high pr link provider placed link on hacked site as many high pr link services comes with no report