Are unusual search phrases in our online store signs of hacking?

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We're seeing some strange search phrases showing up in our online store search.  Things like 123456 expr 979500230 983409819, and var_dump md5 116696212.  Are these hack attempts and if so how should we handle?  Thank you!

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Unfortunately I don't have any insight but I can say that we are seeing the same search phrases. not sure what to make of it. 

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Hi there, @Kristy12136. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to the Shopify Community with your question about these search phrases! My name is Imogen. It's good to meet you!


Thanks for providing the information you have here! It's likely that these are just bots crawling your site and entering in data into available input fields to assist with site crawling, so you shouldn't need to worry too much! If you did want us to take a closer look into things for you, please reach out to our Authenticated Support Team, as they can authenticate you, access your account, and connect with our Technical Team if needed regarding things.

Imogen | Social Care @ Shopify 
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