Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 126.96.36.199
Since the name of the referrer website was very closely related to my website product, and a page from my website was called up from that location I have to wonder if it was a targeted attack. That they meant for me to find it, click, and let them into my business PC. There was no actual link to my website on the page.
I checked the page via Google cache and found it to be a page of mish-mash phrases and links. The domain seems to have expired over the last year, with the nasty trojan-guys picking it up to bring in "customers". It actually moves you to another page with the trojan download on it.
I'd love to paste the logfile portion & the name of the website it goes to, but I don't want to violate any rules. Needless to say, it ruined my evening!
So...has this logfile trap happened to anyone else?
Anyway, I assume that you've reported the site to their provider? ...at least try to shut the thing down before someone less vigilant than you has their day(s) ruined.
Actually I did catch the thing. Having only dialup, I clicked, heated something for dinner, and came back to find a strange download. Felt stupid, then tracked the bugger down & killed it.
At least now I know how to find other instances in WW! I have been tracking down the provider as best as I can & doing some informing...
joined:Mar 3, 2003
There is a lot of this going on (including the kind you mentioned).
It won't stop them from learning that you visited the site if it's a specially prepared url for you, but that can't be helped.