ezwebgallery.org under “attack”
Posted by XtoF at August 22nd, 2014
Yesterday evening someone controlling a small botnet tried to login on the admin account of the WordPress running this website (ezwebgallery.org). A lot of failed login attempts took place during this period, trying various accounts such as “admin” or “ezwebgallery”. Likely using some brute force attack or some kind of dictionary,
Fortunately, I follow my own advice and the passwords the attacker were after are quite long and truly random. So I don’t believe my passwords can be guessed that way.
Furthermore, in order to minimize the load on my server, IP address are blocked after a few failed attempts, which won’t help the brute force attacker 😉
By the way, Arstechnica published an excellent guide on how to easily increase the security of your WordPress. A must read!
Category: Various Rants