Inspired by this question: https://security.stackexchange.com/q/210045/43940
Someone, person A, created an account using the email of someone else, person B. Person B noticed, logged in and reset the password, essentially taking ownership of the account. There are several comments saying that this violates some laws.
BTW, what you did was knowingly locking someone out of their account and accessing their info, which may get you heavy fines or jail time. The probability of that is of course small, but remember that lady who shared a handful of songs on e-mule, then was asked to pay $10'000 per song: I bet she didn't expect it either.
The intention of person A is unknown but its speculated that they were taking advantage of free trials. I dont know if the intention matters. However, I would think this would almost be similar to domain squatting or taking a user name on a social media site in order to extort money from another user that would want to use that identity.
Is there any law related to the prevention of someone using an online identity in this way?