Some of you many have heard of the WordPress DDoS attacks, so we wanted to shed some light on the issue. It is important to note that Inverse Paradox has taken every precaution and security measure to protect your website from this attack. That being said, we wanted to educate our clients to keep you in the loop.
Or a distributed denial-of-service attack is essentially an attack that renders your network resource unavailable to the intended user—making your website’s connection to the host inaccessible or slow.
What Is This Attack?
According to Ars Technica, “Security analysts have detected an ongoing attack that uses a huge number of computers from across the Internet to commandeer servers that run the WordPress blogging application.
The unknown people behind the highly distributed attack are using more than 90,000 IP addresses to brute-force crack administrative credentials of vulnerable WordPress systems, researchers from at least three Web hosting services reported. At least one company warned that the attackers may be in the process of building a ‘botnet’ of infected computers that’s vastly stronger and more destructive than those available today. That’s because the servers have bandwidth connections that are typically tens, hundreds, or even thousands of times faster than botnets made of infected machines in homes and small businesses.”
What Can You Do?
Make sure you are adhering to the WordPress security requirements for both your log-in information as well as your password. Also, if you see any suspicious activity on your site, get in touch with us.