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Botnet Attacks WordPress

Apr 12, 2013
Wayne Freeman

Earlier this week a massive Botnet attack commenced targeting WordPress websites.

The Botnet contains an estimated 90,000 bots (malicious scripts running on compromised servers) that are attempting brute-force dictionary based login attempts using the username ‘admin’.

The simplest way to avoid this attack is to rename your WordPress admin account. If your website is hosted by Didgeroo then you do not need to worry as we have already implemented this change.

This attack is a timely reminder of the importance of website security. For your peace of mind, Didgeroo is now offering a Managed Secure Hosting service that scans, updates and backs up your website.

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