alika - 8:20 pm on Feb 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
@windslide ... That's what I fear actually.
But I did contact Adsense, but my contact referred me to the invalid traffic team. My first contact responded quickly (within the same day), but i haven't gotten any response from the invalid traffic team (2 days ago). I sent them some of the communications with our web host to show them the efforts we're doing to stop it
The attacks started a week ago and looks like we may have stopped it. I blocked the entire country where these IPs where coming from.
Our web host was just blocking the IPs accessing the site, which did not work that well. At one point, 95% of the traffic to our US-focused site was coming from this one Asian country.
The funny thing is that this site has 2 wordpress installs (blog + another section) and about 5,000+ in static html pages. Since these static pages (including homepage) are really ugly (went live in 1999, used Frontpage, never been redesigned), we've been trying to move them to wordpress to make the pages look better and give a better user experience.
@martinibuster - Will going drupal or joomla reduce the risk of attacks like this? Right now, one of the things we did was to password protect all our wp-login.php pages.