Here’s a new type of spam or spoof that’s come up from leaving Youtube comments. They want you to use the Telegram app to contact them to get a prize or something else. It all looks very suspicious. The IP is indeed from Google, and it looks pretty legit, but don’t contact them.
I’m getting these fake DMCA infringement notices asking me to download some random file. Two are from a US accounting firm and one is from Netsuite. They stink to high heaven of scam. Do not click and download their link. It is probably a virus of some kind. Going through some of my websites as comments is new, but the methods are old.
I’ll probably add more as they come in. So far from: Mailchimp.com, intuit.com, zoho.com, netsuite, xero, freshbooks.com
Subject: *.ca Dmca Copyright Infringement Notice 2022 May 24
When one WP site links to another WP site, the WP sites communicate with each other using a method called trackbacks. The first site sends a trackback request to the second site. The second site posts the trackback as a special comment, which invites the user to click through to the first site. These trackbacks are automated, making it convenient for both sites.
18.104.22.168 24/Aug/2018:21:04:47 to 24/Aug/2018:21:21:05 You attempted 434 login attempts. I see you. I know when you visited and that you are trying to break into my site. You have been logged and sent packing with 403s. I have 2,425 of your header logs. Do not do this again.
22.214.171.124 – 126.96.36.199
org-name: Webmaster Agency Ltd
person: Dmitry V. Volkov
address: REALTY.RU LTD
address: 1, Kurchatov Sq.
address: 107005, Moscow
As an additional file will be created daily, I opted to put these files into a subdirectory. The headers, one per line, are being logged into a headers-yyyymmdd.log file, which seems free form. Different requesters leave different sets of headers.
I received this message on my site which on the surface looked like a human. Though they had grammar errors there was enough there to pass. With further analysis I believe this to be a bot.
hey hai this is ashok , i have lg optimusp768 with rooted, unlocked bootloader and also cwm , but i cant find custom roms any wheere please prepare one custom rom , or atleast one stock rom with more features
The comment was on topic. The English, which had grammar and spelling mistakes, was passable.
A dear friend uses Feedly to monitor my site. He complained that he was getting 403s Banned, and asked why. Well, I have found that Feedly usually only takes my RSS feed, but sometimes, not often, it scrapes me mercilessly. Once I see a bot start scraping, I ban it. I moved him over to the more well behaved Feedburner by Google.
Here are the Feedly user agents:
Feedly/1.0 (+http://www.feedly.com/fetcher.html; like FeedFetcher-Google)
The latter, FeedlyBot, runs off WZComm, and had previously scraped me, so I banned it. WZComm also runs the surdotly bot, which is also banned. The former, Feedly/1.0, runs off Level 3, and seems well behaved.