Tuesday, June 09, 2009

VeriSign - unwanted traffic

Why is Verisign hitting our sites repeatedly with unwanted traffic?

This IP address: was hitting our a site repeatedly from 6/8/2009 8:19:33 PM to 6/8/2009 8:19:57 PM.

So what? The site is advertising the sale of Christmas wreaths and this is JUNE. It's the middle of the summer and obviously no one at Verisign is interested in buying Christmas wreaths.

The IP or computer/server at Verisign scanned this site and hit 25 different pages. Obviously this is not someone reviewing the site to buy something and obviously there is some automated software on this server at Verisign doing something on our servers - who know for what or why. It definitely was not for any service requested by us.

Here's the Verisign network in question:

OrgName: VeriSign Infrastructure & Operations
OrgID: VIO-2
Address: 21345 Ridgetop Circle
City: Dulles
StateProv: VA
PostalCode: 20166
Country: US
NetRange: -