Whoa... I bugger off for a week's holiday and I find the remains of WW3 on the TS3 forums when I return. I thought that there was something unsavoury about the way Alexurt went around gifting people but not because I thought that those simpoints could be stolen.
Still... whilst morally I should find this deplorable I cannot help but want to give anyone involved in this serious props for attempting to rip EA off. Really it's just a pity that clear overusage of the exploit and far too much public showboating got them caught.
Then again... this involves simpoints and the store so EA could well have been paying attention right from the get-go.