Wow. Lycos replied! What customer service! I never expected to hear from them. The reply is below.
Kelsey M (Lycos Customer Service)
Jun 12 09:31 am (EDT)
Thank you for contacting Lycos Customer Service. At this time, the strange traffic is a known issue and we are pushing an update some time today to eliminate a large percentage of that traffic. If you ave any questions please let us know. We will keep you informed.