WordPress Brute Force Attack – Who Is Behind Over 1.65M Daily Attacks?
WordPress Brute Force Attack - Who Is Behind Over 1.65M Daily Attacks?

WordPress Brute Force Attack – Who Is Behind Over 1.65M Daily Attacks?

WordPress Brute Force Attack - Who Is Behind Over 1.65M Daily Attacks

According to WordPress security firm – Wordfence, The number of WordPress brute force attacks has more than doubled following a recent number of daily attacks & daily IPs involved.

Attacked WordPress WebsitesAccording to the CEO & Founder of Wordfence,

Usually we see an average of around 13,000 unique IP’s attacking each day. We’re currently seeing over 30,000 unique attacking IPs and this is continuing to increase

From statistics, 15.7% of all brute-force attacks on a daily basis come from the Ukraine, with over 2.3 million attacks launched each day.3-attacks_per_country

Of these, over 1.65 million came from an unknown ISP named Pp Sks-lugan, for which there’s almost no information available through Google. In fact, most of the information returned by Google is about abuse reports and security related incidents.

wordfence-attacks_per_ispThe brute-force traffic originating from these eight Pp Sks-lugan IP addresses is larger than the entire brute-force traffic coming from GoDaddy, OVH, and Rostelecom put together.

attacking_brute_force_ips

The simplest way to prevent brute-force attacks is to install a WordPress firewall plugin. If you don’t run WordPress, there are generic Web Application Firewall services or tools you can use.

RELATED:  MUST READ: Donald Trump To Control The Most Powerful Surveillance Machine In History!

If you use WordPress, another trick is to use plugins that hide your admin panel URL, so attackers can’t connect to it. Some of the plugins that allow you to do this are WP Admin Block, HC Custom WP-Admin URL, Protect Your Admin, Custom Login URL, and WPS Hide Login. WordFence, who provides a free and paid version of a WordPress security plugin, was able to gather details about the source of these attacks.

LOVE THIS POST?
Join other website visitors who are receiving our newsletter to stay updated with the most important deals, reviews & other exclusive contents.
We hate spam. Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else.
SHARE
Previous articleINFOGRAPHICS: Highest Paid YouTubers In 2016 With Updated Earnings.
Next articleEVENT: Cashless Africa Conference 2017 Set To Hold At Lagos Oriental Hotel
Music lover & controversial tech enthusiast passionate about analytics, tracking, forecasting & use of various technology tools towards achieving results faster and quicker. Other areas of interest - artificial intelligence, virtual reality, games, strategic planning & digital media.
GUEST WRITER/AUTHOR?Do you want your article to get featured? If you are interested in having your article published on this platform or you would like to contribute in other ways please click here to know more about the next steps to take, terms amongst other necessary details.


Cyber Weekend Sale - 30% off WP Engine