Dealing with abuse from huge range of IPs
Well, I messed up configuring a proxy on apache, and now I'm finding myself the target of a lot of nefarious people trying to use it as a proxy to various websites. Thankfully I caught it early, but even though I've completely shut off the proxying aspect of it and have checked thoroughly that I'm no longer compromised, I'm still being targeted like crazy.
I'm not sure what to do about it. So far I've just been gathering the IPs and blocking them, but no matter what I do there are hundreds of new ones each day. I've already gathered up over 2,700 different hosts to block, and it's becoming unmanageable.
I'm considering just taking my apache server off line since all I do is host graphics and a blog off of it, but I don't want to give up.
Does anyone have some advice?