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I can't imagine it has to do with the update, and the likelihood that it's a targeted attack is also pretty low. My best guess is that you were indexed by a new search engine, or someones crawler discovered your site and you're now being overrun with spam from their bots.

As long as the bot users aren't registering, creating posts, or using the contact form you don't have much to worry about in terms of site performance. Although, if you want to protect yourself I'd recommend using Cloudflare, simply for caching and as a CDN to help mitigate any negative impacts that sort of traffic might have.

Lastly, make sure you have StopForumSpam enabled and configured, this will help keep bots from being able to register and send contact requests which would be the the main source of issue should it occur.

I'd like to clarify that they do use resources, however users creating posts, creating accounts, and similar actions use far more resources.
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Thousands and thousands of guests - by DrXotick - 2020-04-17, 08:37 AM
RE: Thousands and thousands of guests - by WallBB - 2020-04-17, 08:50 AM
RE: Thousands and thousands of guests - by R34P3R - 2020-04-17, 01:01 PM
RE: Thousands and thousands of guests - by R34P3R - 2020-04-17, 01:52 PM
RE: Thousands and thousands of guests - by R34P3R - 2020-04-17, 05:41 PM
RE: Thousands and thousands of guests - by R34P3R - 2020-04-17, 06:36 PM

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