I was just wondering if anyone knows why someones computer would suddenly become under vigorous attack by would be intruders. I was just glancing at my firewall logs and noticed that in the last hour alone, there have been over 250 attempts into my computer. Usually I get about 70 in a 24 hour period. I am not really worried about this as my firewall is blocking them, but I am curious as to why this would be happening. The only reason I even noticed this is because my firewall icon is showing constant activity and since it had just started a new log about an hour ago and there were already so many hits on it, it was quite obvious something was going on.
One computer has made 44 attempts, another one has made 56, another one 40, another one 58, another one 61, another one 70 and it just keeps going. I haven't looked up any of the IP addresses but the addy of most of these end in .UK or .au. The one that has tried 70 times looks to be from Canada as it is from ShawCable which I believe is in Canada. There are a bunch of other ones that have tried multiple times too, some of which are from the US (which is where I live) as they have Comcast in the addy, but those are sporadic and have not made nearly as many attempts as the ones I listed here. None of them appear to be pings from my ISP.
The only site I have been on all night have been my trusted TV listing site and this one.
Anyone know why this might be happening?
It isn't slowing down at all, here it is about 3 hours later and I am getting around 500 attempts an hour. No I won't keep counting, but what is happening is nuts.
Edited by Stang777, 17 December 2009 - 06:14 AM.