RankMyHack awards points to hackers based on the reputation of the website; Huffingtonpost.com at the top of the list
Hackers have built a new website RankMyHack that shows off hacking claims and awards points to hackers across the world based on the how "big" the targeted website is.
Designed in green and black, the website with a retro look lists over 12,000 website hack attacks.
The website features a list of hacked websites, the hackers, forums and resources that contain links to websites that have hacking related content.
The website calls itself an "elite" hacking ranking system.
A message on the website says: "Welcome to RankMyHack.Com The worlds first elite hacker ranking system.
‘Submit proof of your website hacks in exchange for Ranking Points that earn you a place on the leaderboard of legends. The bigger the site, the bigger the points.
‘Then use your points to duel with other hackers and protect your legacy in one on one digital combat.
So have you got what it takes to be the best? " asks the website.
According to The New York Times, a hacker nicknamed Solar created RankMyHack.
Solar told The NYT under condition of anonymity that he was a computer-science student in the UK. He added that he learnt hacking by doing it illegally "in the past" but has never committed a fraud. Solar aims to be a computer security professional.
There are 1232 sites listed on the website including: Microsoft, Flikr, LinkedIn, Monster, Telegraph.co.uk, WordPress, Mozilla, Nasa, Honda, Ask.com, Reebok, Apple, Pastebin and Google.
However, at the top of the list is Huffington Post with 1,666,666 points, above Google with 1,500,000 points.
While a user named Blackfan claimed to have hacked Google, the credit for the huffingtonpost.com hack belongs to Mukdip.
Facebook, which has drawn the attention of some hacker groups recently, is not listed on the website.
A search query (on a defunct search box) about the hack rank of the social networking site leads to the following message: "Sorry that site wasn’t found or is worth 0 points." The same message flashes when the rank of RankMyHack is searched for as well.