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Re: [ PRIVACY Forum ] Huge attack on WordPress sites could spawn never-before-seen super botnet
From: Greg Stewart <jgstewart () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 23:57:33 -0400

The WordPress mailing lists have been rather active discussing it.

A couple of hardening tips if you're running WP, or run a host providing it:


On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 11:02 PM, Jay Ashworth <jra () baylink com> wrote:

FYI.  Am I the only person just hearing about this?

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From: "PRIVACY Forum mailing list" <privacy () vortex com>

Huge attack on WordPress sites could spawn never-before-seen super

http://j.mp/ZRZksL (ars technica)

"The unknown people behind the highly distributed attack are using
than 90,000 IP addresses to brute-force crack administrative
credentials of vulnerable WordPress systems, researchers from at least
three Web hosting services reported. At least one company warned that
the attackers may be in the process of building a "botnet" of infected
computers that's vastly stronger and more destructive than those
available today. That's because the servers have bandwidth connections
that that are typically tens, hundreds, or even thousands of times
faster than botnets made of infected machines in homes and small

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Up in the Net! It's a bug! It's a phish! It's SUPER-botnet!

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