Saturday, January 24, 2015

I've Got My Eye on You, ExposingJills.com

UPDATE: the webmaster of this site has deleted all content, except for the background picture on the home page. The only remaining text on the website says this:
We are not affilaited with exposingjohns.com
I'm left to wonder why they put that website up in the first place. I'm also wondering if he's ever heard of SpellCheck. But, it also indicates that some people had found out about the site, did some checking and contacted the owner/webmaster about it.

Original Post 

After the recent take down of ExposingJohns.com, I decided to check for any other malicious websites that seek to harass and/or profit from the public Internet shaming of people. Specifically, I wanted to see if ExposingJohns may have have either a clone site (set-up by them to serve as a sort of backup in case the main site went down) or a copycat site (set-up by others to serve a similar purpose) and I found ExposingJills.com.

While a "john" is the street term for a man who patronizes prostitutes, I have no idea what a "jill" is supposed to be and I'm guessing neither does the dumbfuck who created the website. In case you're wondering, it's not a slang term for a woman who solicits prostitutes. It's not a slang term for anything.

There are different possibilities for why ExposingJills exists:
1) it was created by the same people who set-up ExposingJohns.com to serve as a backup;
2) some of the people who set-up ExposingJohns.com went off on their own and made ExposingJills.com so they could have their own separate operation and keep all the money for themselves;
3) it's a copycat operation, created to either serve the stated purpose of ExposingJohns.com (exposing men who solicit prostitutes via the Internet in order to publicly shame them and/or to use the posted information in order to pressure the men to pay for its removal);
4) it serves no purpose whatsoever anymore, as the owner appears to have abandoned it shortly after its creation.

The links between ExposingJills and ExposingJohns seem pretty obvious, as text from the ExposingJohns website appears on the ExposingJills website, almost word-for-word. Here are two examples, I have not corrected the spelling:
What wey actually do

Our operations are clean and professional

ExposingJills is an online organization, which investigates, identifies, and publicizes the conduct of adults who solicit prostitutes for sex online  The site consists of Third party volunteers who carry out stingy operations by posing as prostitutes on sites known for being used to prostituteyy.

and also
Why we operateyy

Exposing Johns actually cares

Our service allows for you to view people who solicit prostitutes for sex online. Knowing who these people are brings awareness to local policy departmentsy, possible significant others and anyone this kind of activity might concern.yy

and especially here
Whyyy people trust usyy

Read some testimonialyys from our users.

“My ex-husband was acting strange and distant with me and I had a feeling that he wasyyy cheating on me so when I investigated and searched his number online I found he was reported to Exposing Johns. This along with other things I found on his phone was enough to prove that he had been cheating on me with prostitutes.yyyy

Notice where it says that the person had been reported to ExposingJohns, not ExposingJills. This shows outright plagiarism of the original source of this text. Add to that, there are several pictures of women on the site that have apparently been lifted from somewhere else and are obviously not the original creation of ExposingJills' creators.

So, is there some other link between them?

That's hard to determine. ExposingJohns was created on 14 April 2013 while ExposingJills was created on 13 November 2014, so there's over a year's difference. This makes me think that they were not created by the same people.

So, who's behind ExposingJills.com?

According to a WHOIS search, it was registered to a person going by the name Farhan Khokhar who claims to be from Highland Heights, Kentucky. I'm using the terms "going by the name" and "claims to be from" because it is entirely possible that the site was registered under a false name. Searching Facebook for it shows a list of people with the name Farhan Khokhar, so, let's not jump to conclusions.

exposingjills.com registry whois

Updated 1 second ago - Refresh

Domain Name: EXPOSINGJILLS.COM
Registrar: GODADDY.COM, LLC
Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com
Name Server: NS31.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS32.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Status: clientRenewProhibited
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Updated Date: 13-nov-2014
Creation Date: 13-nov-2014
Expiration Date: 13-nov-2015
exposingjills.com registrar whois
Updated 1 second ago
Domain Name: EXPOSINGJILLS.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1885012659_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2014-11-13T00:24:19Z
Creation Date: 2014-11-13T00:24:19Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-11-13T00:24:19Z
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: email@godaddy.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.480-624-2505

Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Farhan Khokhar
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: 24 Highland Meadows circle
Registrant Street: #4
Registrant City: highland heights
Registrant State/Province: Kentucky
Registrant Postal Code: 41076
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Phone: +1.5136173980
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: email@casualcorptrans.biz
Registry Admin ID:

The registrant's email address, phone number, and even the personal name of the registrant all go back to Casual Corporate Transportation, a company located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Google+ account for Farhan Khokhar mentions him as the owner of Casual Corporate Transportation. Highland Heights is located near the Kentucky-Ohio border and is 7 miles southeast of Downtown Cincinnati.


Conclusions (for now)

So far, the website ExposingJills.com hasn't done anything wrong. No personal information has been posted on the site and no threats of exposure have yet been made. Right now, the site has nothing to threaten anyone with. While ExposingJohns had thousands of profiles of suspected johns, ExposingJills has nothing.

Aside from plagiarizing text from ExposingJohns.com, there is little similarity between the two sites. ExposingJohns was registered and had its servers in foreign countries (i.e. India and Russia, respectively) and ExposingJills is registered and has its servers in the United States. 

While ExposingJohns was extant for a over a year and was very difficult to take down, unless ExposingJills transfers its registration and servers to foreign lands, a few emails would be all it took to remove it from the Internet.

So, while the site appears to have been created to serve the same purpose as ExposingJohns, it hasn't yet done anything to cause me to report it to anyone.


Duane Browning
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