In the Russian iTunes Store got pornography from the domain .XXX

    On the evening of December 5, a surprise was expected for users of the Russian-language iTunes Store: in the section on foreign films, instead of the expected content, they saw many banners with links to porn sites in the zone.XXX:

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    On the site dedicated to Apple products, they already sounded the alarm: many thought that Russian iTunes Store hacked by hackers.

    After some time, it turned out that pornography got into the iTunes Store due to programmers ’error: while working on creating a new section of the store, they decided to temporarily attach it to a nonexistent domain and entered www.xxx.xxx or similar in the URL bar .

    But they did not know that the xxx.xxx domain actually existed, and it hosted the promo site of ICM Registry, the administrator of zone.XXX, on which banners with links to porn sites in this zone were posted. And these banners became visible in the iTunes Store.

    A few hours later, the section with "foreign films" was closed.

    This case shows that the domain names for ICM Registry sites were selected by real professionals. The domain that visitors accidentally fall into is a good domain. And the .XXX zone received free advertising on the Russian iTunes Store.

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