Spider Crawling /checkout/cart/add/uenc/ is this a hack?

Discussion in 'Magento Support' started by Sparetoolparts, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. Sparetoolparts

    Sparetoolparts UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Hi all

    My site has been getting crawled allot by this IP range: 46.229.168 specifically 46.229.168.72


    And it always seems to be looking/crawling:

    https://www.sparetoolparts.co.uk/ch...D9fX19TSUQ9VQ,,/product/2348511/form_key/Igxa


    or similar

    Is this an issue? is it an attempt to hack my site? I would have thought If I had told my .htaccess file to ignore all checkout pages that spider would have simply moved on when it saw a checkout page, this may be a coincidence but I get the feeling my sales slow right down when these pages are being looked it/crawled. I have blocked the IP address in the past, but it obviously is not working



    Any thoughts/ideas?
     
    Posted: Jan 26, 2018 By: Sparetoolparts Member since: Oct 26, 2015
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  2. NuBlue

    NuBlue UKBF Ace Full Member

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    Do you have access to the site's log files? They should indicate if it's a bot or not. The IP itself is Dutch, Advanced Hosters B.V., which pushes the answer towards hack rather than bot.
     
    Posted: Jan 26, 2018 By: NuBlue Member since: Oct 19, 2005
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  3. Sparetoolparts

    Sparetoolparts UKBF Regular Full Member

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    I can prob get the log files, but not sure what to do once I have them :p
     
    Posted: Jan 26, 2018 By: Sparetoolparts Member since: Oct 26, 2015
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  4. NuBlue

    NuBlue UKBF Ace Full Member

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    Find that IP address and scroll across, shows browser details or info that helps identify it as a bot.
     
    Posted: Jan 26, 2018 By: NuBlue Member since: Oct 19, 2005
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