In some situations, PHProxy are considered illegal because it would also allow access into corporate or governmental websites which could post security threats to their data. Hence, it is one of the most common tools used by hackers and illegal users who want to gain access into the database of a particular company.
Such sites are designed in such a way that one gain uninterrupted access to the sites they want to access. This is particularly common in certain countries where censorship of internet is common. In Malaysia, PHProxy was used recently by some quarters after the government banned some file sharing sites like Megauplaod.com which drew a lot of protest despite the â€˜No Censorship of Internetâ€™ in the Bill of Guarantees of the MSC Malaysia.