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Why wouldn't it be? At worst, wouldn't facebook be the aggrieved party, and not another user of facebook?

Suppose I hacked into a bank and stole money from some account. Would the person whose account was hacked be able to have some legal recourse against me? I'd imagine it would be the bank.

If this is the case, then surely facebook could just choose not to press charges, and if so, what would be unlawful paying him in that case?

The bank example's a tad off when trying to draw a correlation to this particular case. I do agree with your sentiment though. I would reword it and say: if someone pointed out to a stubborn bank manager who refused to listen that the vault and my h of the bank's money was easily accessible, by taking out afew dollars from the bank & handing it to him. The a very embarrassed manager would be right to reward the person for showing the institutions flaw and not robbing them blind.

They might even throw a little fanfare his/her way to send a message that the bank appreciates being told and not robbed blind. (Especially given that they're a "community bank" built by pioneers and not a monolithic marble statue institution :-P)

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