We have noticed a marked increase in hack attacks and bogus login attempts over the past several weeks and while we understand that these are mostly crawlers and robots cruising the internet for whatever they can find to get into, this still poses a threat to our sponsored websites. Eternal vigilance is a definite requirement these days to hold off the bad guys. You can keep your site safe with simple procedures such as assuring that your WP is up to date with the latest version, that all plugins are updated to their latest versions and that your WordFence plugin is up to date and scanning.
You can check your dashboard main page for the following information which is generated by WordFence. The following is the two week report for this website just to give you an example. On this report we note that hackers use German and Ukraine IPs and continue to be the lead bad guys trying to infiltrate websites.
Top 5 IP’s Blocked
Top 5 Countries Blocked
|Country||Total IPs Blocked||Block Count|
Top 5 Failed Logins
|Username||Login Attempts||Existing User|