We recently moved some pages around on our site without bothering to put any redirects in place, and we started to notice something interesting. One of the pages we moved was receiving a surprising amount of strange traffic, which are now showing up in the broken link reports.
The traffic doesn't appear worrying (just normal page requests with no odd query strings now showing up as 404's), but:
- It all originates from sketchy domains in Russia and China like you normally see doing port scans and other malicious activities.
- It's all directed at this one particular page out of hundreds on the site.
- 99% of the User-Agent strings indicate IE 6.0 on Windows Server 2003
Should we be worried? It doesn't seem like (especially now that we've moved the pages) any harm can come from this, as the amount of traffic certainly doesn't rise to the level of a DoS attack. However, the traffic does look like it's coming from infected computers. Why would this be happening at all? Thanks in advance.