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  • Hi all, on a wordpress installation i’m seeing these kind of URLs in analytics. I’ve no idea what can be causing them,. Obviously something is hitting them but its from direct traffic, which is odd. I’ve not seen these kind of things before and googling is showing nothing.

    Anyone any ideas?

    /&data=02|01%nobody@mycraftmail.com|974c0b0ee44a4774e16f08d703cb0cf5|bfef2b06d2564f8ebd038d3687987063|0|0|636982042946042629&sdata=2hxritBk8ORcMRDXN8BSYd4bqS80rNoVWsloMLDhdb8=&reserved=0

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  • Moderator bcworkz

    (@bcworkz)

    I’ve not seen URLs like that myself, but I’ve seen plenty of other nonsensical URLs along similar lines. Best I can figure, someone is probing random sites for a specific vulnerability which we generally would not have anyway. While it’s rather annoying, it’s not anything to be concerned about as long as all your software is up to date. There’s little you can do to effectively stop it anyway.

    If there’s so many of these that it’s skewing you analytics numbers, they might be able to be filtered out if there is something consistent the filters can identify. If nothing else, you could try adding a valid hostnames filter to filter out junk traffic in general. Lots of articles online on how to set one up, why you want one, and what it does.

    I work for multiple companies. One of which (using a WP site) Seen a huge hit with this URL starting in August. A few months ago we were hacked by some Chinese virus. They seemed to target our outdated RevSlider plugin though I’m not 100%. After that we rewrote the site using only a few plugins (no RevSlider) and things were good until this. I agree with bcworkz that it looks like they’re probing for something.

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