Support » Plugin: Wordfence Security » 500 hack attacks in a short period of time?

  • 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/

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  • Plugin Author Wordfence

    (@mmaunder)

    Hi,

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

    Regards,

    Mark.

    Hi, Mark,

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

    Thanks,
    Thomas

    Plugin Author Wordfence

    (@mmaunder)

    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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