amanfromMars 1 Tue 3 Feb 09:26  sharing a real view on http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2015/02/03/ruskie_love_site_pays_blackhat_for_stealing_creds/
Moving ever on and upward rapidly .......
The mix 'n' meet site was hacked last month by blackhat 'Mastermind' who published millions of email addresses online and was found attempting to hawk the credentials on an unnamed criminal bazaar.
Security firm Easy Solutions unveiled the hack and stated crims would likely use the log ins to attempt to access valuable third party websites.
Mastermind did not sell the credentials and struck a deal with the company not to do so in the future.
Under that arrangement Topface awarded the failed fraudster an undisclosed sum.
"Due to the fact that he (Mastermind) has not passed the data to anyone and has no intention to do so in the future, ... we have paid him an award for finding a vulnerability and agreed on further cooperation in the field of data security," the company said in a statement.
….. has “Mastermind” successfully realised a virtual opportunity and exploited an APT ACTive 0day vulnerability which is not a fraudulent failure.
Bravo, Sir and/or Madam, for of course it could be a selective collective and communal effort. And quite a novel entrepreneurial business methodology/memology for mastering in the Great Internet of Things Games Play Thing.
And one can be certainly mighty sure. although I’m not so sure one would be so assured, such shenanigans are what the likes of 77th Brigades have to excel at in order to be in any way at all effective and worthwhile in either attack or defence sectors. Anything less and they will be just as white elephants and post modern dinosaurs before they even get stood up and activated.
Such is the true nature of the Surreal IntelAIgent Beast they covet to harness for/with command
s and control s and which confronts them.
cc ….. MOD/JTAC/CESG/Commander, Denison Barracks