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Chinese Hijacking of THIS site! And mine too.
friendlyseo

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Msg#: 8030 posted 8:55 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

My sites have been hijacked by <snip> and so has webmasterworld.com (already indexed by Google)

Just in case my other LONG WINDED post gets lost - it was in the Apache Web Server category, here is some shoocking info.

Too important for it not to get noticed.

[webmasterworld.com...]

They have 175,000 hijacked pages indexed on Google including this site.

Example of hijacked page:

<snip>

Look on Google:

site:<snip>

Thanks!

[edited by: trillianjedi at 8:47 pm (utc) on Mar. 9, 2005]
[edit reason] They're known here, let's lose the specifics [/edit]

 

bobothecat



 
Msg#: 8030 posted 9:09 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

There was a fairly lenghty discussion about this site previously ( unfortunatly I can't seem to find it now ).

My suggestion - unless you have Chinese customers - ban the entire Country.

I've also done the same with Korea, Taiwan, India, and a few others - no customers expected, and no need to waste bandwith or deal with the prevalent fraud.

No offense meant to any of our fellow members that may reside in these areas - just a business decision I've chosen to take.

[edited by: bobothecat at 9:15 pm (utc) on Mar. 6, 2005]

keyplyr

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Msg#: 8030 posted 9:14 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yes, I've noticed their referals in my logs for several weeks and found my pages hijacked as well. But since I disallow several content, images & scripting directories by referer, their version of my pages looked awful and didn't work. My hijacked pages were/are not indexed by Google (yet.)

Have you reported them to Google?

friendlyseo

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 8030 posted 9:22 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

Can you help me ban them by referrer? I tried disallowing hotlinking of images via .htaccess but they still show my images?

keyplyr

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Msg#: 8030 posted 9:32 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thata's all I'm doing. Try again. When you check their (your) site, make sure you've cleared cache.

However, I'm not saying it fixes the hijacking issue.

bobothecat



 
Msg#: 8030 posted 9:35 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

"Can you help me ban them by referrer?"

I don't think referrer will help much... however banning/denying the following IP ranges in .htaccess should:

219.128. thru 219.136. & 219.138.

bill

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Msg#: 8030 posted 2:52 am on Mar 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

This has been discussed before: Piracy on a gigantic scale [webmasterworld.com]

friendlyseo

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Msg#: 8030 posted 3:35 am on Mar 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

that is very discouraging if it was brought up on 1-21-05 and they are still indexed on Google.

It's frustrating when something genuinely evil like this gets away with it but if we link to a "bad neighborhood" we get banned...

This is Google PageRank manipulation on a huge scale.

I dunno...

Trucker

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 8030 posted 8:36 pm on Mar 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yesterday, I blocked the IP ranges mentioned above and they started using another network within 12 hours. You will also want to block 202.96.128.0 - 202.96.191.255. So far, so good here.

crobb305

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Msg#: 8030 posted 3:15 am on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

In the short term, you can change the destination page robots metatag to "noindex" then submit the urls through Google removal tool. Make sure you immediately change the metatag back to index. The offending urls will be gone in 24 hours.

C

walkman



 
Msg#: 8030 posted 3:26 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

cam someone post the .htaccess thingy to
ban China, India, Romania etc.
I have ZERO customers over there.

vabtz



 
Msg#: 8030 posted 3:41 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

how do you guys feel about the <meta name="robots" content="noarchive">

does it hurt rankings?

trillianjedi

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Msg#: 8030 posted 3:41 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

.htaccess stuff

This was all dealt with I believe in the Apache Forum where this thread was originally started:-

[webmasterworld.com...]

I appreciate it's a touchy subject, but please, let's keep away from the politics and any specifics.

TJ

ebound

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 8030 posted 4:33 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Anyone have any suggestions on the best way to block and ip range on an IIS box?

vabtz



 
Msg#: 8030 posted 4:43 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

press the power button...

ok really..

From IIS, right click on the web and choose properties. Click the directory security tab. Click Edit... in the IP address and domain name restrictions section. By default, everyone is granted access, and anything you add will be blocked. I would start with doing the group 12.0.0.0 255.0.0.0. This will block about 70% of what you would consider terrorist harboring countries. It's designated as Europe, but this is where most of the activity was from.

from

<snip>

[edited by: trillianjedi at 4:49 pm (utc) on Mar. 10, 2005]
[edit reason] Please don't disguise links. [/edit]

mrMister

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 8030 posted 4:48 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Am I missing the point here. What damage is this proxy actually doing?

I can see that you'll lose ad revenue if anyone were to surf their site instead of yours (assuming your ad provider works using http referer), but is anyone actually likely to use their site to browse the web?

Surely nobody will find their version on the search engines (Google at least) because it will trigger the duplicate content filter.

mrMister

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Msg#: 8030 posted 4:49 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

cam someone post the .htaccess thingy to
ban China, India, Romania etc.
I have ZERO customers over there.

You are George Bush and I claim my five pounds. ;-)

creepychris

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 8030 posted 4:53 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

The plot thickens. I banned these guys awhile back with .htaccess. But they went and got some new IPs. Ok so now I'm banning the new IPs too. But the funniest thing is --and this proves that they are SOBs who are purposely trying thwart our preventative measures-- is that I just got a screen shot of them using Mediapartners-Googlebot/2.1 as their referring agent. They are purposely trying to thwart .htaccess by referring agent.

Unfortunately, China is very important to my websites so I can't just ban China.

ebound

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 8030 posted 4:56 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

<snip>

Surely nobody will find their version on the search engines (Google at least) because it will trigger the duplicate content filter.

Not true. Another version of my site was indexed on google. At least until I filed DMCA Notice.

[edited by: trillianjedi at 5:04 pm (utc) on Mar. 10, 2005]
[edit reason] See above [/edit]

vabtz



 
Msg#: 8030 posted 5:00 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

sorry I didn't know that site was banned.
sorry for disguising the link as well.
sticky me if you want to url

mrMister

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Msg#: 8030 posted 5:02 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Not true. Another version of my site was indexed on google. At least until I filed DMCA Notice.

I'm not suggesting Google won't index it. I'm just saying it's unlikely to beat the original page in the SERPS because it's a copy.

There are plenty of duplicates of my sites that people have made knocking around on the web and they never appear anywhere useful in the search results.

You imply that this site is stealing credit card details. Are they actually doing this (is there any evidence), or are people just erring on the side of caution?

momotan

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 8030 posted 5:19 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

I just banned APNIC entirely. Got sick of dealing with endless stolen credit card orders. Now, no stolen cards.

walkman



 
Msg#: 8030 posted 5:30 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

"This was all dealt with I believe in the Apache Forum where this thread was originally started"

all they had is a few IP addresses. I rather ban entire countries.

trillianjedi

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Msg#: 8030 posted 5:44 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

all they had is a few IP addresses. I rather ban entire countries.

Yup, you'll also need the IP ranges for those countries of course (I can't help there). I referred to the thread as jdmorgans last post in there gives the actual .htaccess code for banning a range which I thought might be helpful (perhaps to others if not you specifically).

TJ

mrMister

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Msg#: 8030 posted 5:47 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Just out of interest.

Are there any non-Americans here contemplating banning entire coutries from their web sites?

Voxman

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 8030 posted 5:57 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm still a noobie on this site when it comes to some of the terms on this site. Can someone tell me what
<snip> means when I see it?

walkman



 
Msg#: 8030 posted 5:58 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

"Are there any non-Americans here contemplating banning entire coutries from their web sites?"

here's the explanation, without turning this into "those arrogant americans":
NO ONE from let's say China benefits me, and no one from China benefits from my (one) site. On one hand I have nothing to gain, but I can lose my rankings over it because some Chinese site decides to copy my site. What should I do?

decisions, decisions, decisions...

treeline

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 8030 posted 6:23 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

what <snip> means when I see it?

The poster included something that is probably against the TOS (terms of service) for this website, so the moderator used his scissors to remove it. This usually involves posting URLs to other websites.

creepychris

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 8030 posted 6:27 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

This kind of proxying is done by sites in the US too:

[webmasterworld.com...]

These guys are out of New York. I've banned these guys too. But what I don't like about the Chinese version is the following:

(1) They alter the links on the page they serve, hence they are defacing your webpage.
(2) Any personal info that gets submitted will be submitted through them, which is a huge security/privacy threat (which is not the case with the proxy service listed above from New York).
(3) The proxy service (from New York) above does not try to mask their user agent making it easy to ban them, but the chinese version does. I caught them this morning pretending to be googlebot. And then something else later. That is sneaky.

I can't emphasize (2) enough. Somebody thinks they are on your website and trusts you, but ends up submitting personal info to them.

qwer

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 8030 posted 7:20 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Well, I am not from China, but I think that when searching for a web site we should write [usw.....com...] (United States Web) instead of [....com...] (World Wide Web)

I am in affiliate marketing for several months and what I have seen is that affiliate marketing isn't something that can be done from any country; It can be done only from certain countries (the "rich ones"). (And especially from the USA).
For example, there are some affiliate programs that say "banned countries" but also "if you loging from some of this countries you will be banned" And also, the best affiliate programs are reserved only for US residents!
There has been also an issue with the Godaddy domain registration service: they banned entire countries without informing the customers from this countries before doing it and many couldn't renewal their domain names. I wonder what will happen if something like this happens in a "good" country, like the USA.

In conclusion, in what should this countries specialize? In spam? Well, if the "good way to use the internet has been forbidden for them"...
If you are from one of this countries and want to build a web site how can you monetize it?
They ever can't browse freely the internet to analyze their competition or purchase something online.

I think that if thinks continue so a parallel internet for "bad" countries will be created. Just continue so...

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