Thanks for the info :)
We had our Joomla site massively attacked with this a fortnight ago :( Took it down that day; luckily my colleague is a website dab-hand and knocked up a replacement from scratch in a day!
I have had constant attacks on my sites recently. They are pretty much locked down and have all survived. Although I was locked out myself by the ISP for most of a day.
This doesn't sound good...
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I had only just put Worpress security on and was bombarded with lockouts. I thought it was normal, I'm down to an occasional lockout now.
I use Better WP Security.
I installed the Google authenticator plugin and now have free 2 factor logon.
Be hard to brute force that....
I am a bit new to the forum but had a query, the hacks that happen do they happen only with specific companies like last year my sites were into trouble hosted with Godaddy. They were facing outage due to their stand on the IP Act related to piracy. They are one of the biggest in terms of hosting across the globe but still couldnt tackle the issue and my sites were down for like 3-4 days.
From what I understand, this time it was at all Wordpress sites.
My sites were never down, I was just locked out of admin.