With every WordPress site that we build, we install the free version of WordFence. WordFence is an industry leading security plug-in for WordPress. We always encourage our customers to subscribe to WordFence to gain maximum protection for their WordPress sites. WordFence has just release a security alert about a massive attack campaign against WordPress sites. We encourage you to read the alert and to make sure your personal or company WordPress site is up-to-date and behind a firewall. Website’s hosted by Internovations are up-to-date as that is one of the bonus services that we offer.
Here is an excerpt from the WordFence alert:
A massive distributed brute force attack campaign targeting WordPress sites started this morning at 3am Universal Time, 7pm Pacific Time. The attack is broad in that it uses a large number of attacking IPs, and is also deep in that each IP is generating a huge number of attacks. This is the most aggressive campaign we have seen to date, peaking at over 14 million attacks per hour.