[typo] Heads-Up: Attempted typo login attack

Paul Hart mail at paulhart.ca
Tue Mar 14 16:20:57 EST 2006


Hi all,

I was looking through my server logs a couple of days ago and noticed 
that I my blog (redchocolate.ca) was the victim of a short attack 
against my login page (/accounts/login).

It wasn't very successful, as all the requests were GET requests, but 
there were 40 hits over 5 minutes. The attack was from 
13/Mar/2006:16:06:53 to 13/Mar/2006:16:11:42 (times UTC).

The request IP address was 66.17.15.154, which resolves to:

66-17-15-154.security.lightspeedsystems.com

Apparently these folks are in the internet security industry. I wonder 
why they were so interested in that page.

The browser signature suggest IE6:

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 
1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50215

Maybe they were hacked ;)

Paul


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