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Security Issue: Unauthorized access - lightspeedsystems.com?

Discussion in 'Security' started by aeronautic.net, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. #1
    Has anyone else seen unauthorized access attempts on their server from:
    SEMrush
    IP address: 66.17.15.154
    Host name: 66-17-15-154.security.lightspeedsystems.com ??

    I caught them mucking around, or trying to muck around, in a directory they ought not to be. The access looks to have been from a bot which, if it was, ignored the robots.txt file.

    In a way it may have been a form of referer spam since they seem to be flogging some security product - even more unethical in my opinion. :mad:

    They have been told in no uncertain terms to stay off our server, and yes, the IP is blocked.
     
    aeronautic.net, Mar 5, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
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    just-4-teens Peon

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    #2
    are you sure it is not your system admin, or hosting provider?

    maybe its a search bot or something?
     
    just-4-teens, Mar 5, 2006 IP
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    aeronautic.net Active Member

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    Hi, thanks for the reply.

    I'm the sys admin and as I said in the posting, they are flogging a security product, not a search engine.

    No matter what their bot is up to, it ignored our robots.txt file.

    Bad bot. Baaad bot. :mad:
     
    aeronautic.net, Mar 5, 2006 IP
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    just-4-teens Peon

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    if they are up 2 no good, block there ip/hostname
     
    just-4-teens, Mar 5, 2006 IP
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    Did that - as stated in first post - see end of it.
     
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    haha sorry, i rele should actually start reading the post lol

    if it is reffer spam they are giving you then it is fake hits they are giving you, so they might not actually be hitting your protected pages, but using a bot to fake the hits.
     
    just-4-teens, Mar 5, 2006 IP
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    Well, here are the rest of the facts in case someone else finds this thread via a google search:

    It turns out they provide a (paid) site rating service for schools and the like. They sell information and block lists based on what they subjectively say about your site - with both manual and automatic tools.

    No apology or explanation was offered why they (their bot) ignored a fully compliant robots.txt file.

    In my opinion they are hackers and in violation of my copyright as they are reselling copies of content on my site without license.

    They have been told to stay off my server and all domains, and, as stated above, the offending IP was blocked.
     
    aeronautic.net, Mar 9, 2006 IP