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Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Featured, Free Tools, Website Security |

Botnet Attacks Seen on WordPress Sites – “admin” Login Targetted

Botnet Attacks Seen on WordPress Sites – “admin” Login Targetted

There is a lot of buzz on the Internet this week about WordPress-based websites coming under attack. Leading tech sites, news feeds and other respectable sources are reporting on what is by far the largest onslaught on blogs and websites using the WordPress platform. Websites Using WordPress Are Under Attack In fact, as early as on April 11th, web hosting provider Hostgator sounded the alarm on their Gator Crossing blog about seeing a massive and highly-distributed global attack on WordPress installations. Their “Global WordPress Brute Force Flood” blog post mentioned that the attack had actually begun a week earlier, died off slightly, but is now seen picking up steam. And no one knows when it’ll end, a view echoed by many like Zack Whittaker on ZDNetĀ and Cloudflare’s CEO, Matthew Prince (as reported by the BBC). Something to the tune of 90,000 IP addresses are being used by hackers in a well-organized attempt to break into poorly-protected websites installed on virtually every web host you can name. Tell-tale signs include...

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