How do the anonymous VPN services work? It’s my understanding that if an internet connection is misused for something (such as downloading copyright material or hacking a network etc) then the person who is registered to use the IP address is held responsible, even if it wasn’t him. This is why it’s important to secure your network.
I mean if I owned two computers and set one up as a proxy server that didn’t log and used it to do a bunch of illegal stuff, if the authorities got involved would it be a valid defense that the proxy server has no logs so they can’t press any charges on me? This seems to be how the anonymous VPN services work. I mean, what happens to them if their network was used to hack something, does the service provider get charged with the crime?