I hope you all had a very special, meaningful and blessed Christmas and enjoyed booking day. May this coming year be filled with much love, peace and prosperity. I was away from my blog for the past 3 days and when I logged in today I saw these messages in my website log files.
Hacker attempts over Christmas!
Notice how hackers always try using “admin” to hack wordpress sites, as well as use use chronological ordering numbers in usernames and passwords. There were tonnes of these and you can see the types of usernames these evil hackers were trying to use
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Notice how hackers always try using “admin” to hack wordpress sites, as well as use use chronological ordering numbers in usernames and passwords.admin is the worst username for a WordPress site as hackers always try this first. Click To Tweet
The IP addresses are not South African and I traced most of them to some location in Moscow Russia
These guys would have messed up Christmas and I am grateful that my site wasn’t hacked. I have tried my best to secure my site using a combination of paid plugins and a few SQL/PHP modifications and this has paid off.
How secure is your WordPress site? This question also extends to sites powered by Joomla, Drupal, WooCommerce and Shopify.