It’s quite common to experience brute force attacks at this time of year. Anywhere from November to December you may notice a huge increase in brute force attacks on your WordPress site. This year is no different.
A brute force attack is a very common attack especially common among popular CMS platforms including WordPress and Joomla. These attacks are an attempt by the hacker to guess your username and password. A hacker will use software that will automatically attempt to sign into your site using very common usernames, passwords, and keywords from your domain ranging from up to hundreds of times in just a few minutes. So what do you do?
Wordfence is reporting that most of these attacks come from 8 IP addresses in Ukraine. The IP addresses all belong to an orginization on the same network called “Pp Sks-lugan”. For a more details look into what Wordfence has found you can read all about it on their resent post here.
There are sure to be many more attacks this season. Make sure that your site is secure using these tips to avoid headache and lost time. Keep in mind to update your WordPress CMS, themes, and plugins. If you have any questions please leave a comment or contact us here. We are available to assist in any security needs. Have a great holiday!