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Brute Force Attack Alert (2 posts)

  1. martcol
    Posted 4 years ago #


    I have a security plug in and have taken other steps to secure my site. I occaisionally get these alerts:

    This notice is to inform you that someone at IP address tried to login to your site "P**********" and failed.

    The targeted username was admin

    The IP address has been blocked for 60minutes.

    My question is what to do about that. Not in terms of my site but is there some way of objecting to the threat or would that just be a waste of time?



  2. Probably a waste of time but you never know.

    If you feel so inclined, you can try contacting the host provider for that IP address. Do a reverse lookup on that IP address will tell you the domain name of the network provider.

    Aside from that, there's really not much to be done.

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