Spam Campaign Causes “DDoS” by Googlebot
There’s a new annoying Spamware or Google Spam malware going around that generates chaos by creating an infinite number of files on the compromised hosting account. It will continue to generate files until of course your hosting account runs out of space.
The files are usually Japanese SEO Spam files (by now there’s probably thousands of variants of this). Once your hosting account is out of space, of course alarms will go off, the spam files will then be removed, resulting in a massive amount of 404 errors from Google, creating in essence a DDos from google while it tries to crawl the millions of files that were generated and no longer exist.