TOKYO (MacHouse) – A week ago, we had incredible information that the fake anti-virus scan website at antivirus-scanonline.com was hosted by a Dutch web hosting company called LEASEWEB. It’s been a while since we attempted to contact the web hosting company. We finally heard from a person named Mr. Jeffrey Kriegsman representing LEASEWEB several hours ago. That’s great. Nonetheless, Mr. Kriegsman consistently says that the fake anti-virus scan website in question is not inaccessible because the domain itself is inactive. (See Screenshot 02-3.) Oh… Is that really the case?
Screenshot 01 – Source: MacHouse
Screenshot 02 – Source: MacHouse
Screenshot 03 – Source: antivirus-scanonline.com
Perhaps, what Mr. Kriegsman should have done is simply to access antivirus-scanonline.com with the http protocol at first. When I accessed the domain in question an hour ago, the fake anti-virus scan website was still active. (See Screenshot 03.) We also checked its domain registration. And, according to Completewhois.Com, the domain of antivirus-scanonline was active at about 06:00 PM (GMT/London) or 07: 00 PM (GMT/Amsterdam) on June 9, 2008. (See Screenshot 04.) Furthermore, using VisualRoute 2008, we have confirmed that the IP location of the website hosted at the domain of antivirus-scanonline.com is 220.127.116.11. (See Screenshot 05.) RIPE says that this IP address belongs to LeaseWeb. (See Screenshot 06.)
Screenshot 04 – Source: Completewhois.Com
Screenshot 05 – Source: MacHouse
Screenshot 06 – Source: MacHouse
Our conclusions are
- The domain of antivirus-scanonline.com is still active.
- LeaseWeb provides either a hosting service or DNS-routing service to the organization behind the domain of antivirus-scanonline.com.
No WhoIs search engine is reliable. It’s always a good idea to use two different tools to see if the domain in question is active.
The following video was recorded at about 05:28 PM (GMT/London) or 06:28 PM (GMT/Amsterdam) on June 9, 2008.
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