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DOS Attacks

by Charles Carreon
07/12/12

Adam Steinbaugh, an unemployed lawyer who was once the President of the Associated Students of Whittier College, has questioned whether my network has suffered any Denial of Service (DOS) attacks.  This table displays an excerpt, broken down by host (IP address, each representing an individual or computer), of recent traffic to my network that is or was abusive in nature. In addition to traffic details, the table also includes the “User-Agent” string contained in the requests. In all of these cases, the traffic was generated by “scraper” programs — software ostensibly designed to capture the contents of a site. In most cases, the scraper software was executed in a way that was intended to cause service outages on my network, which constitutes a DOS attack. The stats speak for themselves.

Host PVs Hits Bandwidth Hostname Location User-Agent
71.125.224.14 47317 359242 735.71 MB pool-71-125-224-14.nycmny.east.verizon.net Uniondale, New York, United States Xenu Link Sleuth/1.3.8
66.189.146.150 38536 220076 18.56 GB 66-189-146-150.dhcp.mdfd.or.charter.com Klamath Falls, Oregon, United States WebReaper [info@webreaper.net]
74.65.15.113 38380 119189 947.84 MB cpe-74-65-15-113.rochester.res.rr.com Rochester, New York, United States Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT)
152.18.146.1 38402 99430 10.16 GB dhcp-1.rbh031-1.fs.unca.edu Asheville, North Carolina, United States Mozilla/4.5 (compatible; HTTrack 3.0x; Windows 98)
84.249.126.153 37902 68137 13.56 GB dsl-tkubrasgw3-fe7ef900-153.dhcp.inet.fi Turku, Western Finland, Finland Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020830
82.32.30.254 61103 67420 2.43 GB cpc1-aztw4-0-0-cust1789.18-1.cable.virginmedia.com Bristol, Bristol, City of, United Kingdom SiteSucker/2.3.6
62.193.53.30 50872 64905 5.60 GB 62-193-53-30.stella-net.net Valbonne, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France Mozilla/4.5 (compatible; HTTrack 3.0x; Windows 98)
24.60.13.42 31659 37290 2.35 GB c-24-60-13-42.hsd1.ma.comcast.net Quincy, Massachusetts, United States Wget/1.10.2
187.45.182.236 19847 21958 845.28 MB br-187-45-182-236.bsnservers.com Brazil SiteSucker/2.3.6
50.0.192.171 10985 20081 3.28 GB 50-0-192-171.dsl.dynamic.sonic.net California, United States SiteSucker/2.3.6
98.194.77.7 4103 19896 218.67 MB c-98-194-77-7.hsd1.tx.comcast.net Lake Jackson, Texas, United States Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
24.84.232.173 16260 19729 1.19 GB 0106602ad0845277.vc.shawcable.net North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Mozilla/4.5 (compatible; HTTrack 3.0x; Windows 98)
68.175.111.58 13222 14802 855.56 MB cpe-68-175-111-58.nyc.res.rr.com New York, United States SiteSucker/2.3.6
99.104.36.235 4146 10842 1.51 GB 99-104-36-235.lightspeed.tukrga.sbcglobal.net Richardson, Texas, United States Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:13.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/13.0
88.180.113.192 2950 10230 1.53 GB tru75-9-88-180-113-192.fbx.proxad.net Paris, Ile-de-France, France Mozilla/4.5 (compatible; HTTrack 3.0x; Windows 98)
68.71.58.169 6358 7390 919.69 MB prod00.s.yvr.fullmeshnetworks.com Laval, Quebec, Canada SiteSucker/2.3.6
84.43.160.241 26363 56323 8.92 GB cable-84-43-160-241.mnet.bg Varna, Bulgaria Mozilla/4.5 (compatible; HTTrack 3.0x; Windows 98)
59.146.51.53 28931 37358 2.02 GB p923335.szoknt01.ap.so-net.ne.jp Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan SiteSucker/2.3.6
108.242.218.93 26354 34242 12.35 GB 108-242-218-93.lightspeed.lbcktx.sbcglobal.net Richardson, Texas, United States Wget/1.11.4