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Impossible number of users online at any one time - Madmazzac - 2018-07-02

Just been checking my smallĀ forum which only has 64 members and has been closed to new members for quite some time. However, the stats report that a total of 509 members where on line at 2.44am on the 21/2/2018 (see screenshot)

Any idea how this would have happened and how I can find out if there is a breach of my forum?

Thanks

Mike

   


RE: Impossible number of users online at any one time - linguist - 2018-07-02

More likely just some spiders/bots that went wild. Had it been an security breach you'd know by now.


RE: Impossible number of users online at any one time - Madmazzac - 2018-07-02

Many thanks for the explanation; it's put my mind at rest anyway.


RE: Impossible number of users online at any one time - Serpius - 2018-07-03

(2018-07-02, 08:29 PM)Madmazzac Wrote: Many thanks for the explanation; it's put my mind at rest anyway.

Yea, you can relax.

I get the same thing on my website, too. I know who the bots are. Google, UpTimeRobot, and Apple are the most common bots that my website gets.

Also, I have a plugin that does a decent job of banning SPAM bots.