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What to do with IP after many failed login attempts (2 posts)

  1. nsnbc
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello. I just started using wordfence for our website which is a newspaper. I looked at the login feature and realized that there had been about 20 attemptes to login from a certain IP address.

    I blocked the IP permanently. Good. The login attempt was made with the username "admin" and then 20 diff passwords.

    Now my question. Since I have the IP address and obviously the phone number and physical address and name under which the IP address is registered. IP address is registered - seemingly - in Russia, but the phone number and address are Swedish.

    Is there any thing else that can be done to report, stop these sob.s ?

    Best regards.
    nsnbc editor


  2. mbrsolution
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello nsnbc you can block an IP range and even a country if you are running the pro version of the plugin.

    However you can never stop people from trying to hack into your WordPress site. Blocking the ip address or ip range is already a good approach. A good strong password and a not so obvious username also helps a lot. The ultimate approach would be to block a whole country but I am against that because I know there are good people in all countries. It is only the very few that cause problems.

    Of course if you are even more concern there are websites on the internet where you can report this kind of activities and I am sure they can ban them from continuing to disturb the normal process of the internet.

    Kind regards

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