According to various posts I found in blogs and wikipedia, Cyveillance is a surveillance group which is reputed to do work for the US government collecting data, for the RIAA and the MPAA in relation to P2P networks and assorted other things.
They use robots which ignore robot.txt and are accused of using lots of bandwidth by various site owners. I intend to dig around until I find the full IP blocks for these people, then block them somehow - but my question here is how do I do that?
Is there a specific way in moodle or is it all done at host level?
Anybody else noticed these people in their logs? On a site which seems to focus on these kinds of intrusions, http://johannburkard.de/blog/www/spam/corporate-web-abuse-the-worst-offenders-from-cyveillance-to-picscout.html I found the following:
More netblocks might be listed on the Cyveillance Exposed website. I believe Cyveillance frequently obtains new netblocks and drops old ones. I have tried to find all but I cannot guarantee the above list is complete.Any comments would be appreciated. Perhaps most relevant is that the robot has been browsing all the forum posts on my site, so therefore collecting email addresses too. I don't have any personal problems with this as such, but I don't like burglars.