Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

If I report my Facebook account as being hacked or 'compromised' will Facebook pass the matter on to the authorities?

share|improve this question
Which authorities? The internet police? – John C Jan 16 '13 at 8:16

It really depends on which way you were hacked. In most cases Facebook will not do anything, as it is more of a petty crime which probably happens a lot, and can be hard to prove. On the other hand if this was a large scale hacking attack where Facebook servers may have been compromised, then yes Facebook would most likely report the hacker(s) to their respected authorities.

This is not official legal advice

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.