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Old 09-26-2012, 01:08 AM   #1
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Morning all, new member here!!

Hoping someone can answer this. When looking at status code 404 in Awstats, I have 21,872 hits for directory /.y59y/

What/who could be so keen to find this directory?
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:14 AM   #2
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It's almost certainly the result of automation.

A likely explanation is that some form of malware somewhere believes the server (whether by IP or domain name) is supposed to be storing program updates or exploit code.
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Thanks for the reply. That's pretty much the same thing I've been reading elsewhere.
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