Tonight, between 8:53 PM and 9:32 PM, my WordPress blog had 552 attepts to log into my admin user name and password. These 552 attempts resulted 184 IP addresses being blocked by my hosting account. I am using a simple plugin called Limit Login Attempts. I am also running nightly backups and scanning my files and site with SiteLock on a daily basis. I also keep all of my plugins, themes and WordPress core up to date. This is just the tip of my security on this site. If you are using WordPress and want to make your site secure, you need to do this.
Quick update, Yesterday there were another 254 blocked IP’s in 38 minutes….