We've identified a concern with Yandex bot crawling that may impact your website's visibility. Our investigation shows that, besides legitimate Yandex bots, some traffic from these IP addresses may be malicious.
While we're collaborating with Yandex's support team for a solution, here are some interim measures:
1. Whitelist Yandex Subnets: This allows genuine Yandex bots access but can also expose your site to malicious actors.
- To whitelist a list of subnets, copy the file containing the instances to the /etc/imunify360/whitelist/ directory. Then, run the imunify360-agent reload-lists command from the command line interface on your server where Imunify360 is installed.
- You can download the file containing the subnets to whitelist here.
2. Alternative Measures: Consider disabling bot protection, turning off WebShield for unprotected domains, and closely monitoring Yandex IP activities.
Please note, these are short-term solutions, and we're working to find a more secure, long-term fix.
We understand the importance of this matter and appreciate your patience. For any questions or concerns, please reach out to us.