We're currently running a web site using .NET, and I'm using the Elmah package to look at some errors and issues in real time.

I've noticed that there are a number of errors in the log from IP Addresses that seem to be scanning for PHPMyadmin exploits, etc.

While we're not affected by these particular scans, I'd like to report these IPs so that others may possibly be protected.

What is the proper way to report this, and who should I report it to?


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The proper method is to contact the provider's abuse email which is almost never answered. You will waste an enormous amount of time trying to report addresses. Further, most machines scanning for exploits, are often compromised machines in their own respects. You can try going to an upstream provider, but I can assure you, said providers are often overwhelmed with so many requests, it will go unnoticed.

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