Planet13 - 7:59 am on Dec 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
Wow, not the most ethical way of doing business, though, right?
While I haven't been able to score any panadlized web sites, I really don't see anything wrong with it.
What would the difference be between that and, say, a merchandise liquidator who buys up inventory from companies that go out of business and sells it for a profit. Or those "storage wars" guys that buy up the contents of storage containers when they go on auction because the owners stopped paying their rents (or died).
If you can't "fix" your pandalized website, then why not sell it to someone who can?
Now, if google were going around pandalizing profitable websites so the owners would go out of business, and then google were buying them up to make money off of them, well, THAT would be a story.