[Seaside] Anybody know what these POST requests are trying to do?
nevin at bountifulbaby.com
Mon Feb 4 23:18:34 UTC 2008
Nevin Pratt wrote:
> Blake wrote:
>> On Mon, 04 Feb 2008 12:56:02 -0800, Nevin Pratt
>> <nevin at bountifulbaby.com> wrote:
>>> It looks like a bot of some sort doing this. But just what do you
>>> these nuts are trying to do?
>> WAG: SPAM.
> I think it's a bit deeper than that. I think some sites are
> vulnerable to malicious redirects-- sort of like using an open email
> relay, but with http requests instead of email. And there's a bunch
> of bots whose mission in life is to seek out and exploit such sites.
> At least, that's my suspicion.
> But I really don't know. That's why I'd love some further speculation
> from other Seasiders.
And I just got 6 more of these requests. The stack trace on all six are
just like I posted earlier.
What are these guys trying to accomplish by doing this?
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