Anyone plesae. I'm noticing they go away but only after 300seconds. And they seem to consume CPU/memory. I thought I read somewhere that it could be a DDOS attack but I not cannot find the article. Someone please help me.
The multiple '..reading..' requests showing in apache status is evidence of a DoS attack. Use the command below to get a list of ip's connected to apache and the amount of connections each IP has. This will show you which ip's are attacking the server if any.