Sandboxing other peoples sites and legal implications

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Banned member 185991, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Ok

    So lately I have seen a few threads on sandboxing other peoples websites. Competitors or what ever...

    But what are the legal implications?

    If I was to contact a website owner and say "unless I get $$$ I will sandbox your website" acting like the Google mafia... Could I get in any legal problems?

    What are your thoughts
     
  2. fimms

    fimms Junior Member

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    I think on long run that makes Google to redesign their algos, if its coming a problem for legitimate businesses.
     
  3. imlol

    imlol Regular Member

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    Yes that is illegal. Its like leaving a terrible review site and asking for money to remove it, its illegal.
     
  4. larrydetuvi

    larrydetuvi Regular Member

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    well, if you ask money for no harming someone that's ilegal here or in china.
     
  5. What is it illegal under though?

    fraud or something?
     
  6. thinkdevoid

    thinkdevoid Regular Member

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    Extortion? Fraud (pertaining to falsifying/demoting competition with bad anchors/keywords/spam/etc)

    I mean, that's as bad a you wanting money so you don't DDOS them into oblivion.
     
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  7. dotcomdesigns

    dotcomdesigns Power Member

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    It's blackmail or extortion. Either way it's a criminal offence wherever you're from
     
  8. CaptchaSolvers

    CaptchaSolvers Newbie

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    if it's not illegal, it's still unethical.
     
  9. flaw3d

    flaw3d Regular Member

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    Extortion ?
    Really the google mafia ?

    Here are my thoughts - I know this is a blackhat forum but that is just stupid.
     
  10. mdsurf

    mdsurf Senior Member

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    you cant actually be serious that you didnt know that was illegal............. please just stop now
     
  11. Bartman

    Bartman Power Member

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    100% illegal. thats like kidnapping and asking for a ransom.
     
  12. dragonrage01

    dragonrage01 Power Member

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    Sandboxing sites are not illegal so you can do it.
    But blackmailing people in the USA is illegal and can send you to jail.
     
  13. JohnnyRabbit

    JohnnyRabbit BANNED BANNED

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    Very illegal mate, called blackmail
     
  14. SuperLinks

    SuperLinks Elite Member

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    Legal implications? How would they even know that YOU were responsible?

    Regardless, that idea isn't gonna work. Sure the website may see a "temporary" effect, but they'll bounce back and chances are even higher and with more authority than before.

    Focus on making your site better than the competition rather than focusing on how to ruin someone elses business.
     
  15. wannabie

    wannabie Elite Member

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    Its called being a winging little bitch
     
  16. machines-in-motion

    machines-in-motion Junior Member

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    Why bother with the sophisticated techniques? Just threaten to break into their datacenter and trash their servers, or, even better, threaten to break in and ruin their stock. It's legally more or less the same, and, if you live in Somalia or in an uncontacted tribe in South America, you could get away with it.