My eyes almost burst out of my eyes when I saw the total. Now mind you, this was about 10:30 PM or so. There were about 4,000 pages views as of that time, about 450 visits. I was surprised. I have seen big numbers but never like this and usually the numbers spike when I am linked or I write something that hits home, but usually linked.
I tried to ascertain who linked me. No one did. But I did come across something else. Only the last five visitors appeared on the page, and one of them had the near maximum views allowed, about 495. Upon further investigation the name if the ISP (Internet Service Provider) is Lightower Fiber Networks with the IP (Internet Protocol address) of 188.8.131.52 out of New York. (Click to enlarge)
Item #13). So what is the deal?
At first I kind of figured that someone is burning the midnight oil at Tweed printing out my entire blog. Check this out, this is just in the last 2 minutes or so (Click to enlarge);
DNS or DOS attack or some kind of malevolent hijinks (If anyone wishes to share their idea please do!).
So this morning around 9 AM I contact Lightower tech support and open up a ticket. I was told they would look into it.
I called back around noon and found out where this "attack" was emanating from. I was told the "City of New York Law Department," or as we know it, the Corp Counsel. Oh, and I was told they are investigating it and sent an email to the IT person and have yet to hear back. And they kept on trying and still heard diddly(Click to enlarge):
So something weird is going on. I am still in touch with Lightower and was told if this problem is persisting for another 24 hours that that IP address will be disabled.
What I am wondering, is if this is an attack, does this rise to the level of criminal conduct? And also, who is behind this?
At least it is being "looked into" as of now and wonder where this will lead. But something does stink.