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AJA
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Posted - 03 Sep 2019 :  03:49:52  Show Profile Send AJA a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic

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Originally posted by Candlekeep.com
Active Users Record: 624 | Record Set On: 30 Aug 2019 at 04:53:06

I don't know what was so special about the 30th, but there were a whole lotta bots gremlins crawling claws visitors that night!


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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 03 Sep 2019 :  04:51:59  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That does seem an unusually high number.

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Posted - 03 Sep 2019 :  09:04:31  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well met

Hmmmm that is extraordinarily high. I'll take a look at the IP addresses when I get a moment.

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TBeholder
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Posted - 03 Sep 2019 :  19:03:12  Show Profile Send TBeholder a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Whoa.
But also: aside of IPs, the log should have visited URLs and referrers, right? This would give (or at least strongly hint at) answers to most of the obvious questions.
My bets are, either
A. spambots from some site crawled by a botnet (which failed to create accounts?), or
B. Winterpox raised a swarm of attack tumblrinas one link popped up in some "big" feed somewhere on social networks.

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Edited by - TBeholder on 03 Sep 2019 19:04:35
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 03 Sep 2019 :  19:45:11  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm assuming that a link popped up somewhere and there was a lot of bots hitting us for feed content, or there was some sort of search engine glitch somewhere. I don't have access to the info that Big Al does, but having nothing more than a high number of visitors speaks against it being anything malicious.

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