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New UA spotted : hoge (co2h2onacl.)
Any idea on this one?

 7:27 am on Sep 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

Just spotted a bot that we've not come across before.

The full User Agent string is:
hoge (co2h2onacl@gmail.com)

[Mods, this is the actual string as found in our logs - if inappropriate in any way, kindly do the needful, as required]

Does anyone know what's this?

We'll also dig more and post findings here.



 5:03 pm on Sep 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

A few basic Qs, please...

- From whence did it come? (This forum's Charter link, above, shows how to best indicate individual bot-running Hosts or IPs.)

- Did it read robots.txt?

- Did it heed robots.txt?

This bot's new to me but Bots vs Browsers saw it in June: [botsvsbrowsers.com...]

FWIW: The "co2 h2o nacl" bot-maker must be into chemistry, too: CO2 = Carbon Dioxide; H2O = Water; NaCl = Sodium Chloride (salt).


 6:39 pm on Sep 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

My bad, Pfui :-)

Came from (Hong Kong - APNIC)

robots.txt - no read, so no heed ;-)

Yes, the 'chemistry' is quite interesting.

Will keep a watch and post further findings.


 9:09 pm on Sep 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

From Project Honeypot
Geographic Location [Hong Kong] Hong Kong
Spider First Seen approximately 5 weeks ago
Spider Last Seen within 2 weeks
Spider Sightings 10 visit(s)
User-Agents seen with 1 user-agent(s) (as per OP)
Threat Rating 1 (So no hostile behavior so far, apart from not reading robots.txt)

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