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Download spam? (12 posts)

  1. Roy
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    This is weird. I use the Download Manager plugin to keep an eye on how many times the files that I offer for download are actually downloaded. These files also appear in my Shortstat statistics and now I see that one file that the Download Manager counter has on 307 (way more than the other files) has been downloaded three times per minute for some time today! This started exactly at 8:00 (8 am) and seems to still go on.

    What could be the use of this? Take my server down?

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/download-manager/

  2. Roy
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Looking closer, it seems to come in flows. The 8.00 (am) is not my local time, but that does not really matter. Here's how it comes:
    7:31 three downloads
    8:00/8:01 three downloads
    8:33 three downloads
    9:05 three downloads
    9:36 three downloads
    10:07 three downloads
    10:42 three downloads
    11:14 three downloads
    11:46 three downloads
    12:15 three downloads

  3. Roy
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I created a new download pack for the same file because I have a bad feeling about the above. I am still curious if anybody has any thoughts on this though.

  4. glotzkowski
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    ive got the same problem ...
    download counter blows up and php.ini got a xtreme load :(

    any ideas ....? bug or spam ???

  5. glotzkowski
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    every minute 20-50 downloads :(

  6. Roy
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I just made a new download pack and set the counter to something credible, problem solved. I wonder what the reason could be for someone to do this.

  7. glotzkowski
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    is this problem solved when you changing the download pack ?

  8. glotzkowski
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    ive got it in the apache log ;)

    its China Spam :) :)

    yesterday i turn my website of, today im watching to my apache log ;)

    default:80 122.143.1.5 - - [26/Mar/2014:12:36:27 +0100] "GET /?wpdmact=process&did=NC5ob3RsaW5r HTTP/1.0" 200 4586 "-" "Mozilla/5.0"
    default:80 221.204.204.137 - - [26/Mar/2014:12:36:51 +0100] "GET /?wpdmact=process&did=My5ob3RsaW5r HTTP/1.0" 200 4586 "-" "Mozilla/5.0"
    default:80 122.143.1.5 - - [26/Mar/2014:12:37:22 +0100] "GET /?wpdmact=process&did=NC5ob3RsaW5r HTTP/1.0" 200 4586 "-" "Mozilla/5.0"
    default:80 122.143.1.5 - - [26/Mar/2014:12:38:17 +0100] "GET /?wpdmact=process&did=NC5ob3RsaW5r HTTP/1.0" 200 4586 "-" "Mozilla/5.0"
    default:80 221.204.204.137 - - [26/Mar/2014:12:38:41 +0100] "GET /?wpdmact=process&did=My5ob3RsaW5r HTTP/1.0" 200 4586 "-" "Mozilla/5.0"
    default:80 122.143.1.5 - - [26/Mar/2014:12:39:12 +0100] "GET /?wpdmact=process&did=NC5ob3RsaW5r HTTP/1.0" 200 4586 "-" "Mozilla/5.0"
    default:80 221.204.204.137 - - [26/Mar/2014:12:39:37 +0100] "GET /?wpdmact=process&did=My5ob3RsaW5r HTTP/1.0" 200 4586 "-" "Mozilla/5.0"
    default:80 122.143.1.5 - - [26/Mar/2014:12:40:07 +0100] "GET /?wpdmact=process&did=NC5ob3RsaW5r HTTP/1.0" 200 4586 "-" "Mozilla/5.0"
    default:80 221.204.204.137 - - [26/Mar/2014:12:40:31 +0100] "GET /?wpdmact=process&did=My5ob3RsaW5r HTTP/1.0" 200 4586 "-" "Mozilla/5.0"

    and that goes on and on and on ;)

    this is spam ... ;) ....and the problem is not solved when you creating a new package

  9. Roy
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    is this problem solved when you changing the download pack ?

    It was for me. The counter acts normally again.

  10. glotzkowski
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    it works for a while but the problem is not solved ...
    when i ping your download links i think i can blow up your apache ;)

  11. Roy
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    At least my 'download spammer' did not (try to) find the new download link, so I guess it was some automatic hit (what is more, I have 4 of those and all hits were on just one link).

    In any case, you think that the plugin is badly coded? Since the author does not seem to be active on this forum, should we contact him/her directly?

  12. glotzkowski
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    i don´t think that it´s a bad plugin or not good coded ....
    i think ist not realy thoughtful. there are no safely useful thinks ...
    its only a good looking download counter with sorted caterories ;)
    i missed a 1 hit per ip ...or next hit in 5 min ...or a new generated download link per klick.

    there ist many to do ;)
    i dont think that i need this plugin ;) its almost implemented in WP ;)

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