getting tons of users on line now at 258 when it normally is less than 20 page views are normal--seems like moslty unique ips connecting-traced several to various hostsing sites and a few other web sites--dont know whats going on. Any insight??
Snap - same here on UK-based board. Same pattern. In fact that's the reason I logged in - to see if there was anything odd going down like another security vulnerability.
We peaked at 40 users ten minutes ago. It's now down to 17. The usual number is 2 or 3. The flood started at 3.45 BST (10.45am EST) and is still going on now at 17.00 BST. Most of the IP's trace to ISP's in the US, but several to German, Russian and Chinese souces. Ring any alarm bells!??!
Our board's at 2.0.15 and the ACP is locked down tighter than an Ohio virgin's drawers, so we should be OK if this is an attacker looking for vulnerabilities. I've just checked phpMyadmin and there are no new admin users nor any tampering with the structure or content of our d/b that I can see. I suggest you check your d/b too just to be safe.
It's not SE bots. I recognise all the usual IP's we get and they're not involved in this flood.
Hope that's of some help.