Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 22.214.171.124
Its good to have a popluar site but then there is the other side of the coin.
They hacked (defaced) an unused account of mine 1 year old on a free hosting server.
What should I do now? I think I was penalized before that for dup.
My link is still in that list of 4000 records.
The url to report crimes in the US is: [ic3.gov...]
There are two reasons for doing this:
1. If you press charges for the crime and present evidence to the authorities, and/or their is an extradition or the governments work together, people will get charged.
2. The US department of homeland security will also be notified, they are starting to monitor hackers more because they fear a mass attack from terrorists on the internet could hurt the US and world economy.
First gather up all information re the contact data they do provide, i.e., prove the phone doesn't work, contact the PO and see if that's a valid mailling address, contact the phone co for the same, etc.
I proved a scraper site falsified their contact info once and the domain was put on hold until they removed the stolen content and put true info in their whois.
There are some groups out there trying to bring down as many sites as the can.
<edit reason: remove encouragement to visit hacker sites>
[edited by: tedster at 11:12 pm (utc) on Aug. 16, 2006]