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Investigate Spam Traffic Between 9-14th Sep Across Various Websites (Doc ID 2988952.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Content Management - Version 18.2.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Customer requests a verification regarding the possibility of having a spam attack or a new crawler for a certain time period.

Here are common the key characteristics that customer mentioned for being relevant regarding this issue:

- Volume: 2.4% of total traffic across all our websites, unavailable, 6121 sessions
- Country & other geo location (region, city) data are unavailable, equals = (not set)
- Network Service Provider data is unavailable, equals = (not set)
- 96% of traffic is mobile
- 98.7% of traffic is new users
- 94% of traffic is a Direct traffic, (source/medium) = (direct)/(not set)
- Very short average session duration, in total less than 3 seconds
- High bounce rate, ranging across the websites between 78-99%.

Impacted: multiple sites, in descending order by the volume of pageviews
-, 15%
-, 11%
-, 10%
- site_name4, 10%
-, 6%
-, 5%
-, 4%


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