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Major news sites serve porn after vid.me domain takeover

Labeled as domains in Domain Industry News, started by lovedomains, Jul 23, 2021

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  1. lovedomains

    lovedomains Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Websites of major news outlets such as The Washington Post, New York Magazine, and Huffpost, among others, shocked readers when their stories displayed NSFW videos, with no relevance to the story.
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  2. CraigD

    CraigD Top Contributor VIP

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    I also noticed a few Australian news websites got caught out serving this content.

    When I did a quick whois search yesterday, I noticed that the domain changed hands in 2017, and It was also reported at that time that the domain name had changed hands.

    https://variety.com/2017/digital/news/vidme-shuts-down-video-app-1202628367/

    It's kind of ironic that news publishers didn't notice this at the time, and/or didn't realise the future implications this could have.
     
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  3. Josytal

    Josytal Top Contributor VIP

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    Traffic monetization, perhaps.
     

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