Copyright infringement and cyber crime

Asked by Terence Vickers on 2018-11-03

I have discovered a widespread crime syndicate that is using ubuntu for committing a scam to rob people using free ebook downloads to collect credit card and steal money by defrauding people. I have found several sites that they use to get people to sign up for a free trial by entering their credit/debit card info This is one of them >https://allbookserve.org/downloads/no_place_like_home_twisted_tales_from_the_yellow_brick_roadthe_road_home.pdf

 I discovered that this google search hit goes to a different site every time it is clicked on, one of which when shortened to the base url brought me directly to ubuntu. https://allbookserve.org/downloads/no_place_like_home_twisted_tales_from_the_yellow_brick_roadthe_road_home.pdf
https://allbookserve.org goes directly to ubuntu. somebody is using your webserver to scam people out of millions of dollars each year. Please help put a stop to them by removing them and/or reporting them to the authorities.

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2018-11-05
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2018-11-04
Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

You are misinterpreting what you see.

The output on https://allbookserve.org tells that there is a webserver used, which has got Ubuntu as its operating system and apache2 software installed, but which is not correctly configured.

Ubuntu does not have any responsibility in that context.
It is somewhat similar to bank robbers driving to their next raid with a certain car. The car manufacturer is also not liable for the misuse of its product.

Terence Vickers (tinker-books) said : #2

Thanks. Maybe you could provide the authorities with some information that
would help them shut these people down.
Thanks for looking in to it.

On 4 Nov 2018 6:17 a.m., "Manfred Hampl" <
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> Your question #675904 on apache2 in Ubuntu changed:
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> Status: Open => Answered
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> Manfred Hampl proposed the following answer:
> You are misinterpreting what you see.
>
> The output on https://allbookserve.org tells that there is a webserver
> used, which has got Ubuntu as its operating system and apache2 software
> installed, but which is not correctly configured.
>
> Ubuntu does not have any responsibility in that context.
> It is somewhat similar to bank robbers driving to their next raid with a
> certain car. The car manufacturer is also not liable for the misuse of its
> product.
>
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