Hi guys I've recently started a small Wordpress blog about traveling with some advice, pics, monument description and stuff like that. Checking my Stats program (Awstats) I realized that there are traffic coming from web sites from Russia and Ukraine (plus a bunch of weird sites). Not to mention the curious fact that among the top countries I have China.
The question is what is going on? What those web sites are trying to achieve? Clearly must be something related to spam or attempt to hack but I would like to know what is happening.
The simplest solution, unless you run an international blog, is to block Russia, China and the Ukraine which are the world leaders in scraping, spam, hacking and botnets.
On one server I have China in my server firewall, I call it the "Great Firewall of China" as it was easier that way than sweating over the daily reports that 100s of IPs were hacking at my SSH root access.