WordPress Under Attack: Strategies for Dealing with Increased Attack Rates

You’ve got your WordPress site up and running, and you’ve got Wordfence protecting your site from attackers. Then one day, you receive an email letting you know that your site is experiencing an increased attack rate. You’re under attack from malicious attackers, and you’ve got some details as to what they’re doing from Wordfence emails. How do you know if a site is successfully hacked? Is it just a swarm of attackers trying all of the possible ways in? Should you move your login page?

What can you do to defend your site?

Today, we’re going over a few of the things that attackers could be doing on your WordPress site and some strategies for dealing with these attacks. We’re going to focus on the best ways to keep your site safe, whether it’s a commerce site, membership site, or even if it is just a cat blog.

We’ll detail Wordfence product features in both Wordfence Premium and Wordfence free and arm you with strategies for dealing with increased attacks.

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0:00 Introduction
2:55 Swag question: In 2020, how many malicious login attempts did Wordfence see on WordPress sites?
3:57 Why is WordPress attacked?
9:17 How do attack campaigns work?
12:35 Wordfence Weekly Emails
20:00 Wordfence Lockout Emails
24:27 Wordfence Increased Attack Emails
31:07 5 Strategies for Dealing with Increased Attack Rates
31:20 Strategy #1: Sit back and relax. Wordfence is doing its job.
35:21 Strategy #2: Use Wordfence Premium
39:40 Strategy #3: Login Security protections for Brute Force Attacks
45:24 Strategy #4: Optimize the Wordfence Firewall
47:44 Strategy #5: DDOS, prevent this off server
53:27 Swag Answer: 90 Billion Malicious WordPress Login Attempts

The Wordfence 2020 WordPress Threat Report

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