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My Apache logs suddenly show huge numbers of downloads (downloading the same things over and over) from IPs that trace to Twitter -- 199.59 & 199.16. What does that mean? Can you actually download stuff via Twitter IPs? Is this a recognized malicious activity?

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You'll need to give us more than this. At least show us the logs and why you think this is problematic. –  John Conde Feb 21 at 20:50
    
These are GET requests for big files that I have online in publicly accessible areas. Intended for my work colleagues. Nothing confidential. These requests are completed, and result in 200 status. And yet they keep getting the same files, over and over again. It's problematic mainly because of bandwidth hogging. This started abruptly a few days ago, and has been going on ever since. I have now blocked those IPs. I've never seen this kind of activity before. Certainly not from Twitter IPs. Just curious if this is a recognized problem. –  user618 Feb 21 at 21:07
    
Have links to these files been shared on Twitter? –  w3d Feb 21 at 21:37
    
Can you supply some full ip addresses?? –  closetnoc Feb 22 at 3:14
    
It is possible that links to these files have been shared on Twitter. No question that people share those slide sets by e-mail. We usually get a hundred or so downloads from various institutions in the course of a day. This time, I saw six hundred downloads from IPs identified as from Twitter. Just jaw dropping. Now, I suppose this may have been different people using their Twitter account to access files with the same IP, rather than individuals downloading the same file many times. IP numbers I see a lot of are 199.59.148.209/210/211, and 199.16.156.124/125/126. –  user618 Feb 22 at 3:58

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