Forum: Typo Heads-Up: Attempted typo login attack

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Paul H. (Guest)
on 2006-03-14 23:23
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Hi all,

I was looking through my server logs a couple of days ago and noticed
that I my blog ( was the victim of a short attack
against my login page (/accounts/login).

It wasn't very successful, as all the requests were GET requests, but
there were 40 hits over 5 minutes. The attack was from
13/Mar/2006:16:06:53 to 13/Mar/2006:16:11:42 (times UTC).

The request IP address was, which resolves to:

Apparently these folks are in the internet security industry. I wonder
why they were so interested in that page.

The browser signature suggest IE6:

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR
1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50215

Maybe they were hacked ;)

Gary S. (Guest)
on 2006-03-15 12:42
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On 14 Mar 2006, at 21:20, Paul H. wrote:

> The request IP address was, which resolves to:
> Maybe they were hacked ;)
> Paul
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> removed_email_address@domain.invalid

If they were trying to login then you'd see POST attempts.  Probably
just a spider gone a bit mad.  Good to keep an eye on it anyway.

I've noticed an increase in comment spamming attempts lately which
are Typo targeted and not just a generic blog engine attacks, but I
have non-ajax commenting disabled ... which is proving bulletproof
right now.

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