Hacked Home Routers are Launching Brute Force Attacks on WordPress Sites – WordPress Tavern
Who’s got their eye on you?
Not to alarm, but just to raise awareness, the following article has some merit. The key is to stay aware. You or your system may not fall prey or even be in harms way, but how’s that saying go? ‘Better to be safe than sorry.’
And, if in doubt, contact us and we can do an overview of your system and remove all doubt.
Security researchers at Wordfence are reporting that thousands of hacked home routers are attacking WordPress sites. Wordfence firewall and malware scanner products are in use on more than 2 million WordPress sites and the company estimates that 6.7% of all attacks on these sites are coming from hacked home routers. “In the past month alone we have seen over 57,000 unique home routers being used to attack WordPress sites,” Wordfence CEO Mark Maunder said. “Those home networks are now being explored by hack
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