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Tactics of WordPress attackers similar to bank assaults

Antone Gonsalves | April 17, 2013
The similarities have security experts worried

To avoid being locked out after too many password attempts, the attackers use a different IP address each time. If they are successful, the attackers open a backdoor that lets them control the site, even if the user changes the password.

Web-hosting company HostGator said symptoms that a site has been compromised are a very slow backend or an inability to log in. "In some instances your site could even intermittently go down for short periods," the company said in a blog post.


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