Hey, Just wondering how illegal is it to hack a facebook account, my bro's gettin bullied by some of his "buds" and I was thinking of getting someone to hack their facebooks and screw up their accounts, or worse. And if I shouldn't be posting it here, please don't ban me. I am just trying to help my bro.
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Is it illegal to hack a facebook?#110-20-2010, 07:24 PMTags: None
- Oct 2009
#210-20-2010, 07:26 PMIt could be considered invasion of privacy.
- Sep 2010
#310-20-2010, 07:39 PMOriginally posted by Trando434 View PostHey, Just wondering how illegal is it to hack a facebook account, my bro's gettin bullied by some of his "buds" and I was thinking of getting someone to hack their facebooks and screw up their accounts, or worse. And if I shouldn't be posting it here, please don't ban me. I am just trying to help my bro.
So in other words, you basically just announced that you have the intention to commit a crime?
- Nov 2007
#410-20-2010, 07:40 PMIt is illegal. Don't do it. Making a "fake" account is legal. You can make an account using their names and post weird stuff, and generally be a nuisance.
- Dec 2007
#510-20-2010, 07:52 PMDepends how you do it and what you do to their accounts. For example, last year in my dorm whenever friends came over and left their facebooks logged in, other people would go in and post random crap on their walls and change their statuses and things like that. Programs like Firefox can be set to remember all logins, so that's a good way to get people's passwords and such. This method is not illegal. Actually hacking into their accounts from the outside would be both quite difficult and definitely illegal. I'm not familiar with facebook, nor with many hacking techniques, but I do know many hacks use brute force attacks, which requires hundreds of PCs that have been infected with your Trojans (the most obvious tactic is simple denial of service attacks, which involves hundreds and sometimes thousands of PCs constantly spamming a website in order to shut it down from bandwidth overload--a tactic not likely to work on something like facebook). Why did I just tell you that? So you know that directly hacking their accounts takes a lot of other crimes in order to make work. Short of aquiring their passwords through some scheme (which in itself is a grey area), there's not much you can do, except somehow work out a way to be very clever and get them back.
- Aug 2008
#610-20-2010, 07:56 PMIf you have to ask that question, you shouldn't be hacking in the first place.
#710-20-2010, 08:02 PMk i won't do it, I just feel really bad for my brother, they are calling him a devil worshipper for listening to anthrax and megadeth, and saying he will never get a girlfriend, I just thought I would try something a little less violent, but Im just gonna have to tell the school board, thanks for the help guys!
- May 2010
#810-21-2010, 08:17 AMIn facebook you can drop a friend, or hide the friends you don't want to see their updates. If your brother is being bullied (bully is being a bad word today), you can always report it to Facebook. Your brother's friends may get a notice from Facebook administrators. If all else fails, just ask your brother to drop them entirely. Your brother can block the bullies from the friend list.
Any hacking (regardless of what form), is illegal. How severely you are punished depends on the state you live in.
- Sep 2007
#910-21-2010, 08:24 AM
Don't try to hack anything or make matters worse. Just report the bullying, maybe it will go somewhere with it in the headlines all day every day.