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WordPress Brute Force Attacks On WP-ADMIN

Posted by Tony Sova

Sep 27, 2013 11:29:00 AM

Recently our hosting servers were attacked by a botnet of hacker programs attempting to gain access to the WordPress admins via brute force attempts.  The programs run thousands of login attempts usually against the admin username to try and crack passwords.  The requests come so fast that the server eventually slows down trying to keep up with the requests and crashes.

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Topics: WordPress, Hosting

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