Strange Entries in Web Server Log
February 2, 2008 10:47 PM Subscribe
Help me understand strange entries in web server log that look like spam attacks.
posted by GregWithLime to computers & internet (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A few times a day, I will see an entry in my web server log where the query string portion of the URL has been substituted with a link to another site. In other words, what is normal is this:
Instead, I see this:
The site referenced in the query string is pretty much something different each time I see it. But, it always looks like some spam site. I don't think this is a hack attempt. But thinking it is a "spam bot gone wild" trying to get entries into a web server's DB in the hopes that it will appear on some page somewhere. If it helps, the referer field is not present in the request and the IP address of the requestor changes from day to day.
What do you think is going on? Thanks!