I have a WordPress website with AWS on use, namely the Cloudfront service, to serve CSS, images and JS from the cloud.
Lately, I noticed a lot of hits from bots coming from :
- IP: 126.96.36.199 Hostname: ec2-54-236-71-87.compute-1.amazonaws.com
- IP: 188.8.131.52 Hostname: ec2-54-147-229-75.compute-1.amazonaws.com
- IP: 184.108.40.206 Hostname: ec2-34-207-96-105.compute-1.amazonaws.com
- IP: 220.127.116.11 Hostname: ec2-52-202-239-36.compute-1.amazonaws.com
- IP: 18.104.22.168 Hostname: ec2-34-203-222-34.compute-1.amazonaws.com
Goeip trace them to Ashburn, USA. They crawl all the RSS feeds of my website (posts, categories), almost every minute, coming from https://www.google.com/.
Their user-agent are a bit random :
Browser: undefined Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9a3pre) Gecko/20070330
Browser: Chrome version 0.0 running on MacOSX Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_8_2) AppleWebKit/537.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/24.0.1309.0 Safari/537.17
Browser: undefined Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:22.214.171.124; ) Gecko/20101203
How can I find out what they want ? Are they related to the cache generation for Cloudfront ?
I wonder because in the last 9 days, more than half of the bandwidth of my hosting has been consumed by unidentified bots.