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The first .xxx phishing site?

Kevin Murphy, January 3, 2012, 09:47:42 (UTC), Domain Registries

Those readers following @domainincite on Twitter may have noticed I spent a lot of time on Friday Googling for .xxx web sites, to get an idea how the new namespace is being used.

All in the name of research, of course.

As well as the expected video, dating and forum sites, I found one or two inexplicably safe-for-work oddities.

I also found what I believe may be the first .xxx site set up for phishing.

The domain name signin.xxx, registered to an individual in Ohio, looks extremely suspicious, especially when you consider the subdomains the registrant has created.

Here’s a screenshot of the URL www.hotmail.com.signin.xxx:

Signin.xxx

I have no evidence that the site has been used in a phishing attack, or that the registrant intends to use it in one. However, it seems pretty clear that he’s noticed the potential for abuse.

The page’s footer offers to sell the domain for a seven-figure sum.

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Comments (3)

  1. Unknown says:

    It’s a blog about hotmail. Doesn’t look like phishing. You have to go to the actual site. it says it in the title

  2. Unknown says:

    Check it out again. It’s still being developed.

    There is another sub. http://www.signin.xxx ; xxx.signin.xxx

    There is a link on the main page that takes you to this page.

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