• Hi. I’ve been getting email notifications from Sucuri every half hour that look like this:
    Event: Post Update
    Website: http://www.barglobeworld.com
    IP Address:
    Reverse IP: crawl-66-249-65-249.googlebot.com
    Date/Time: May 18, 2020 9:02 PM

    Message: Wishlist status has been changed; details: ID: 987473520,Old status: new,New status: publish,Title: Wishlist

    I don’t believe that it is being crawled by a googlebot, and even if it was, a googlebot wouldn’t publish anything.

    We rebuilt this site and only launched two days ago, so basically we have been getting these notifications since launch. Has anyone seen this before and can you suggest what I should do about it?


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  • Thread Starter barglobeworld


    I submitted a ticket but, of course, no one will help me because I’m using the free version. But the response also included this: “Our scanning/monitoring may be (correctly or incorrectly) notifying you about that being an issue.” Well, free version or not, aren’t you interested if it’s scanning/monitoring correctly or incorrectly?

    A developer friend of mine seems to think that “it looks a false positive where Google is trying to crawl your site and Sucuri thinks it’s a DoS attack.”

    Well, I can’t submit a ticket, no one is answering here, and no one is answering on the Google support forum. I guess my only option is to replace Sucuri with something else because I don’t know what else to do. I already have over 400 emails with these notifications and thanks, but I don’t want any more.

    The free Sucuri plugin does not check for DoS attacks, you need the WAF (Firewall) ‘add-on’ for that, which is a paid-for service.

    It looks to me that you website has some code that is perhaps logging visits, and Sucuri is interpreting that as a post update. Btw, Post Update notifications can be switched off in Settings > Alerts, but I wouldn’t suggest doing that until this is fixed.

    I would suggest some rudimentary troubleshooting:

    (1) Deactivate all plugins (except Sucuri, obviously), does the issue persist?
    (2) Change your theme, does the issue persist? (note: this is just a quick way of replacing your theme’s functions.php file, which runs every time WordPress runs i.e. every visit)
    (3) Use a cron plugin to review your cron jobs, I believe (not 100% sure) that a cron job can be run on every visit.

    I know this isn’t the answer, I don’t have the answer, but my guess is that *your website is doing this*, rather than some malware.

    Good luck.

    Thread Starter barglobeworld


    Thanks, tictag. I appreciate the answer. I’m going to try to do everything you suggested.

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