Even if you have only been on the Internet for one week, you would have heard by now that WordPress websites are under attack.
Many internet security experts have issued warnings recently about the botnet, a brute-force password-guessing attack against websites that are powered by WordPress and the providers that host those sites.
HostGator noted “90,000 IP addresses involved in this attack” on their servers; not including other
web hosts. So the attack is global and very vigorous.
What makes this attack so malicious is that infected sites can be seeded with backdoors that let the attackers control the site remotely. The compromised sites are then forced to launch password-guessing attacks against other sites running WordPress. This may lead to some sites been shutdown for no fault of their own.
So what do you do if you’re running a WordPress site or more, my friends Stephen Luc has created a video that shows shite owners the very least they should be doing right now to protect their websites.