Last post Sep 24, 2020 11:50 AM by Mikesdotnetting
Sep 24, 2020 07:52 AM|N1ZAM|LINK
I have recently launched a web application. I have been capturing exceptions in the appliction and logging them. Recently I noticed a spurt in exceptions and noticed that various folders / files were being serached for. Altogether, around 1875 errors where
logged in a span of 15 mins, which implies it was an automated process. Was this a DOS attack or what is it. Could you please elobrate on this and also what preventive measures to be taken? Below are the error logs.
Sep 24, 2020 09:35 AM|Mikesdotnetting|LINK
A DOS attack floods your application with more traffic than it can handle. This is unlikely to be a DOS attack. It is more likely an automated probe to see what vulnerabilities your application might be susceptible to.
Personally, I capture this particular exception and return a 404 result.
Sep 24, 2020 09:44 AM|N1ZAM|LINK
Can we do anything for such scans? Given that IP can be masked, blocking an ip will not help.
Sep 24, 2020 11:50 AM|Mikesdotnetting|LINK
Can we do anything for such scans?