Of the various people and organizations that have engaged in scraping activity, Automattic is one of the strangest. They have numerous independent IP ranges, as if they know they will be blocked so they want to make it hard. But who are they? Why are they scraping my site?
Update By scraping I mean excessive unwarranted visits to my non-WordPress site. Like visiting the same page 10 times in under a minute. Or visiting every day. I've had to ban their many IP ranges, which are ranges located in many geographical regions.