We also have been having the same issue with GA reporting these bots as human traffic. We have a much larger issue because we have 16K visits from this in the past month and has increased by 98% since the month prior. Can we setup something in GA to prevent this from showing up as a regular visitor?
Here is our stats for past month from East Sparta that are direct sources:
Pages / Visit: 1.01
Avg. Time on Site: 00:00:03
% New Visits: 99.96%
Bounce Rate: 99.18%