In the nick of time

  last edited: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 15:09:28 +1100  from Diary and Other Rantings
Good thing I got those sessions under control yesterday morning. Yesterday afternoon this site got hammered. It wasn't search engines, but the similiarity of requests is highly suspect. Over 60,000 unique sites requested my home page yesterday between noon and 2PM. None of them went any further. They all were redirected from my old site. Then just as suddenly, it all stopped. Hmmm. That's certainly strange.

It wouldn't surprise me at all if it turned out to be a coordinated DOS attack on my site after my mentioning a vulnerability to overloading. Somebody trained a firehose of hacked drone sites at me. That's my suspicion anyway. I can't quite picture 60,000 visitors doing exactly the same thing under other circumstances unless my site was mentioned on a major news channel as a place to get a free Lexus or download videos of Catherine Zeta Jones having sex with Brad Pitt or something like that.