Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Spike in Hits?

So, I'm a bit OCD about keeping track of hits to my blog, and something strange happened today. Around 9:45 last night (Central Standard Time US) I had a 155 hit spike out of Russia. Seems to be primarily Windows operating systems running Internet Explorer (from what I can figure looking at the stats, anyway). This is the second time this has happened. None of the hits seem to be from links or to specific posts, so it must be just the main page. Any thoughts, apart from "Damn Commies"? 


  1. Sounds like a random attack on blogger in general. I'm sure if Google looked at traffic at that time, several Blogger sites would have had spikes.

  2. You know those Russians-the whole design philosophy of the AK47 was 'spray and pray'-makes sense that their DoS attacks would have the same philosophy.

  3. Perhaps bots attempting to add spam comments? Seems likely to me. Hard to know for sure.