Did you receive this email by “Microsoft” stating that some unusual activities have been detected due to security protocols and you cannot send or receive new messages until you verify your Mailbox?

Hacked website impersonating Microsoft

DO NOT PANIC!

Before you decided to click the Verify button, check the actual hyperlink of this button by moving your mouse over the Verify button and you will see the actual link at the bottom left corner of your computer screen.

hyperlink url

Want to know what happened if I go to the domain, in this case, studio41creativehairdesign.com, of that website?

actual_site

My Kaspersky Internet Security immediately identified it as a phishing URL. My anti-virus on my computer identified the website having virus.

Want to know who own this website and who is hosting this domain? A quick check at ICANN WHOIS site gives me the following information.


Domain Name: STUDIO41CREATIVEHAIRDESIGN.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1532031266_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.launchpad.com
Registrar URL: LaunchPad.com
Updated Date: 2015-11-27T06:19:35Z
Creation Date: 2008-12-08T20:27:59Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-12-08T20:27:59Z
Registrar: Launchpad, Inc. (HostGator)
Registrar IANA ID: 955
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Jody Teska
Registrant Organization: Studio41
Registrant Street: 11137 Jordan Road
Registrant City: Cato
Registrant State/Province: New York
Registrant Postal Code: 13033
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.3154158692
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: jodyteska@gmail.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Jody Teska
Admin Organization: Studio41
Admin Street: 11137 Jordan Road
Admin City: Cato
Admin State/Province: New York
Admin Postal Code: 13033
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.3154158692
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: jodyteska@gmail.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Jody Teska
Tech Organization: Studio41
Tech Street: 11137 Jordan Road
Tech City: Cato
Tech State/Province: New York
Tech Postal Code: 13033
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.3154158692
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: jodyteska@gmail.com
Name Server: ns8103.hostgator.com
Name Server: ns8104.hostgator.com


I think the owner of this website may not even realised the website has been hacked. I did a quick check on the owner’s name, Jody Teska, and I was able to get more information about the owner at bizshark.com website.

Sounds scary? Well, welcome to the internet world.

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