Major brute force attack against WordPress underway
Posted on: 04/12/2013 08:03 PM

A large botnet with more than 90,000 servers is attempting to log in to WordPress sites by cycling through different usernames and passwords

Major brute force attack against WordPress underway

From Silicon Republic:
“There is currently a large scale brute force attack coming from a large amount of IP addresses spread across the world,” Peter Armstrong, managing director of Spiral Hosting explained.

“A large botnet has been attempting to break into WordPress websites by continually trying to guess the username and password to get into the WordPress admin dashboard. This is affecting almost every major web hosting company around the world. Our Network Operations Centre (NOC) has detected a significant increase in botnet activity in the last 24 hours.”

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