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Server under HEAD attack
incrediBILL

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Msg#: 4504771 posted 7:28 am on Oct 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

I've gotten about 8K head requests today from a very wide network of machines in hosting centers that I assume may be compromised.

All user agents in this attack were the same:
"Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:6.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0.2"

Looks like a failed DDOS doing 500-600 requests per second and my site monitoring system never went off so they obviously didn't slow it down enough to cause any failures.

Amazing what a dual quadcore can do :)

I'll see if there's anything interesting to report after I process the log file.

 

incrediBILL

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Msg#: 4504771 posted 7:37 am on Oct 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

The bulk of it seems to be coming from IPs owned by phonera.se, no clue why.

Is there something new for Firefox used in Europe making tons of head requests per chance?

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