I ask because my friend is a member of a social network site and there is another member on there that hacks and blocks profiles, but has yet to face
any legal action. So I wondered if that person has some sort of legal knowledge and acted within it?
Has your friend notified the administrators of this site? I'm not sure he/she could do anything legally, but the owners of the site probably could.
If the hacker is impersonating your friend, than that's another kettle a fish since that may be construed as identity fraud.
alot of the problem is that the server resides in one country and the 'hacker' is in another country and if they've got more than 2 brain cells
they'll be sat behind a few proxies and it gets pretty hard to have to trace back the person especially if the proxy servers are in other countries
which may not have laws to get the tracing info needed
and if they're doing it from a free wifi point outside some coffee shop theres pretty much no chance
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