Search engine exposes hackers’ passwords to solicit donations
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Some hackers are learning what it’s like when the hunters become the hunted. A new search engine called Indexeus offers an easy way for ne’er-do-wells to look up login credentials from over a hundred hacks, including recent high-profile dumps of Adobe and Yahoo credentials. But there’s a catch: most of the data indexed by the service comes from hacks of forums and websites popular with the underground hacker community. In other words, the search engine is marketing itself to the same people that it is exposing.
Also known as protection money
But that’s all part of the business plan, reports Krebs on Security. The men behind Indexeus planned to offer protection services pay the site a “donation” of $1 per record, and you can have your…