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500 hack attacks in a short period of time? (4 posts)

  1. satvapuri
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Hi,

    I installed Wordfence on one of my domains and now I get always the same messages (see below). I got in 10 minutes into my mailbox about (8 x 61 + 12 = 500) messages that someone is trying to hack into my site.

    How it is possible that he/she is performing 500 hack attacks (from the same IP adress) in such a short period of time if the hacker is (should be) locked out after 20 failures?

    Thanks for your explanation.
    Thomas

    [Wordfence Alert] http://www.mydomain.com User locked out from signing in
    A user with IP address 31.210.52.148 has been locked out from the signing in or using the password recovery form for the following reason: Exceeded the maximum number of login failures which is: 20. The last username they tried to sign in with was: ''
    User IP: 31.210.52.148
    User hostname: mail.mottotanitim.com

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/

  2. Wordfence
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 months ago #

    Hi,

    Have you upgraded to the newest version of Wordfence? We fixed this issue.

    Regards,

    Mark.

  3. satvapuri
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Hi, Mark,

    not yet. And afterwards it should be closed for the defined amount of time?

    Thanks,
    Thomas

  4. Wordfence
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 months ago #

    Yes we won't sent the exact same email for 1 hour after sending it or until we send a different email. It's a duplicate filter we put in.

    Regards,

    Mark.

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