OK, I need suggestions... Coz If I dont fix my companies system I might go to prison.
I just had a talk with my lawyer concerning some of my clients hosting "phissing" sites or impersonating other SME companies from other countries.... there all shut down now, and I did my best to cooperate with the authorities...
Our company uses the "industrial" age type of transactions... "Bank payments" in other words, they sign up through an application form (which they can just make it up) and then pay directly thru bank by cash.... Leaving behind no traces whatsoever to find them....
Eventhough I do my best to filter and watch out for fraudsters... its really impossible for me to keep track of everything... im not God... and according to my lawyer, I can be sued for negligence and be fined, or worst sent to prison....
Is web hosting business really a feasible business?
Also, What can I possible do to protect myself from these?
Did anyone notice that the original poster is from the Philippines? It's quite possible that his local lawyer has a better grasp, if somewhat paranoid, on the legal situation in that country, as compared to posters here who are likely from the US or Europe.
As a US company, the rule of thumb would be reasonable efforts and cooperation with authorities. In another country, I have no idea.
Personally, I believe sigma's post in this thread was very helpful. Perhaps someone in the Phillipines will be able to loan their own advice to Scout, based on the laws of their country. From the posts in this thread, it doesn't seem as though anyone had realized Scout's location other than sigma. I think we should thank sigma for the information, rather than choose to bash him. He was obviously promoted to the status of Community Guide because he showed a true sense of helpfulness and enjoyment in being a WHT member. Thank You, sigma.
Originally posted by Samuel Sigma, how long you been a community guide?, you've added nothing to the thread other than "I have no idea" after admonishing us by stating what is obvious, I at least pointed out a very clear fart.
Sigma is right nobody mentioned he was in the Philippines, his post is entirely relevant to the threads subject.
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As long as you got rid of the site as soon as you found out about it then you did everything you could. You can't help that some hackers are going to try and use your service. I'm speaking as an American however, I don't know how things work in other countries.