netmeg - 6:03 pm on Jun 1, 2012 (gmt 0)
This particular attack had specific markers, and not like some of the things being reported here.
They were all MSIE
Various forms of Windows.
All direct traffic (no referrer)
Usually just hit from 1-4 pages on a site (in my case, it only ever hit the home page)
From all over the world.
Anything else is a different kind of bot (and yes, there are lots)
Google hasn't said anything because most likely there's nothing they can do. They're not causing, and there's no reason to think they can stop it. This traffic looks exactly like human type browser traffic. I personally am still of the opinion it's some kind of a malware thing.
Mine stopped on April 19, and as far as I know, it's not still going on - but at this point, I have too much normal traffic on that site to notice (unless it was REALLY huge) But some other people are still seeing it.
I've seen some interesting visitors to the blog post about it on my site, including some big ISPs and the Dept of Defense. So maybe some others are starting to take notice.
But ultimately, I don't think there's any point in waiting for a solution, because right now, there's none on the horizon.