There has been a concerted effort by groups of hackers worldwide to break into Wordpress sites and use them to distribute spam and/or make attacks on other servers. According to researchers, unnamed attackers “are using more than 90,000 IP addresses to brute-force crack administrative credentials of vulnerable WordPress systems, researchers from at least three Web hosting services reported. At least one company warned that the attackers may be in the process of building a “botnet” of infected computers that’s vastly stronger and more destructive than those available today.”
We have been taking steps to prevent these break-ins, but there are some steps that require action on your part.
Steps we suggest you take immediately:
Additional safeguards to consider:
Please note, if you cannot log in to your Wordpress site, it is possible our server may have temporarily 'locked' your login due to attack attempts. Generally the login access is restored automatically within 4 hours.
Does my site use Wordpress?
Wordpress is a program that can be installed to create and manage websites using Wordpress templates. If you use Wordpress, you login using a page that looks like this: