AlexK - 2:22 pm on Dec 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
My site has an auto-stop, block, report system; most effective for stopping script kiddies operating abusive bots. For a number of weeks now, the MSNBot has been caught in it's net. Finally, I've got sick of it, and am also reporting it here:
Date of Abuse...... IP........... Rate
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2011-12-23 09:25:01 126.96.36.199 [forums.modem-help.co.uk] 12 pages / second
2011-12-23 01:05:57 188.8.131.52 [forums.modem-help.co.uk] 11 pages / second
2011-12-23 00:52:13 184.108.40.206 [forums.modem-help.co.uk] ..11 pages / second
2011-12-22 18:18:59 220.127.116.11 [forums.modem-help.co.uk] .7 pages / second
2011-12-22 04:02:38 18.104.22.168 [forums.modem-help.co.uk] 7 pages / second
2011-12-22 00:18:28 22.214.171.124 [forums.modem-help.co.uk] .3 pages / second
2011-12-21 04:32:16 126.96.36.199 [forums.modem-help.co.uk] ..9 pages / second
The ASN for each IP above is AS8075 [cidr-report.org] (MICROSOFT). Each event above has been auto-reported daily to the relevant abuse email address; naturally, no action. Each link above shows the relevant abusive activity from that IP.
Each IP caught in abusive activity gets banned from my site for a week, with a notice explaining why. At the moment, at the end of that week the MSNBot IP takes up it's abusive behaviour all over again, gets stopped by the Stop-Abuse routines, reported & banned.
This abusive behaviour first began on June 20 this year and was reported in this forum [webmasterworld.com]. It continued until July [webmasterworld.com] then, thanks to a WebmasterWorld member with MS contacts, it stopped. All was then quiet until a month or so back, when it started all over again.
For the record, the odd Google IP & Yahoo! IP has occasionally got caught up in this net. However, nothing like the extent of MSNBot IPs, which I think can now be classified as endemic abuse.