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  # 1408206 17-Oct-2015 13:08
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A site I host ended up getting this a couple of months ago. I was at first adding the IP addresses the attack was coming from to the iptables rules on the server but this ended up getting a little tedious. I ended up upping my Linode plan until I could figure out what was going on. That day, I wrote a .htaccess file which solved the issue for me.

 

RewriteEngine On

 

RewriteBase /

 

RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]

 

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f

 

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d

 

RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

 

RewriteRule ^xmlrpc\.php$ "http\:\/\/0\.0\.0\.0\/" [R=301,L]

 

This site is rather popular and after adding the .htaccess file into the site-owners wordpress folder I saw the issue was resolved. They were hitting the webserver for a wee while and just getting 403's for everything. 







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  # 1408215 17-Oct-2015 13:19
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According to CloudFlare I'm getting big spikes of traffic, which are likely attacks - I'm on the free plan so I can't tell. One of my sites usually has 3K uncached hits a day, it jumped to 50K. The traffic doesn't make it to Google Analytics, web server logs say a fair bit of traffic to the wordpress login page - not the xml endpoint. I have backups and I don't mind too much if the sites go down, so I'll probably just ignore it.

 
 
 
 


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timmmay: According to CloudFlare I'm getting big spikes of traffic, which are likely attacks - I'm on the free plan so I can't tell. One of my sites usually has 3K uncached hits a day, it jumped to 50K. The traffic doesn't make it to Google Analytics, web server logs say a fair bit of traffic to the wordpress login page - not the xml endpoint. I have backups and I don't mind too much if the sites go down, so I'll probably just ignore it.


Install Jetpack (https://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack/) and enable the brute force protection. I wouldn't recommend ignoring it even if you have backups.






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  # 1408229 17-Oct-2015 13:46
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michaelmurfy:
timmmay: According to CloudFlare I'm getting big spikes of traffic, which are likely attacks - I'm on the free plan so I can't tell. One of my sites usually has 3K uncached hits a day, it jumped to 50K. The traffic doesn't make it to Google Analytics, web server logs say a fair bit of traffic to the wordpress login page - not the xml endpoint. I have backups and I don't mind too much if the sites go down, so I'll probably just ignore it.


Install Jetpack (https://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack/) and enable the brute force protection. I wouldn't recommend ignoring it even if you have backups.


I use both CloudFlare and Wordfence. Wordfence protects against this as well.

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