Well, I knew some scrapers were bad but this one takes the cake.
126.96.36.199 [ip-209-172-60-19.reverse.privatedns.com]The scraping was tracked to a page on umax-search.info.
User Agent: lwp-trivial/1.41
When I went to open the page in Internet Explorer I got this error instead.
umax-search.info may cause a breach of browser security.The proud owner of this lovely site is:
We blocked your browser from visiting this site.
In our tests, umax-search.info attempted to make unauthorized changes to our test PC by exploiting a browser security vulnerability. This is a serious security threat which could lead to an infection of your PC.
whois umax-search.infoThe site's information is as follows:
Registrant Name:Sid Wongvorakul
Registrant Street1:979 Rutland Dr
Registrant Postal Code:78243
umax-search.info (188.8.131.52)The site is hosted by this now blocked company:
OrgName: EZZI.NETThe SCRAPING IP came from iWeb Technologies which I'll assume is hosting a proxy site that was used to scrape and is now also on my blocked list.
Address: AccessIT - Hosting Services
Address: 75 Broad Street, Suite 1902
City: New York
NetRange: 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11
whois 18.104.22.168From Canada to Tennessee and finally landing in New York, my scraped data took a wild trip and ended with a McAfee warning, sheesh.
OrgName: Groupe iWeb Technologies inc.
Address: 3185, rue Hochelaga
NetRange: 22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199
Nastiest thing I've run into so far, but I doubt it will be the worst.