Attackers Using Automated Scans to Takeover WordPress Installs

By Chris Brook

Attackers have been setting their sights on freshly installed WordPress deployments, taking advantage of users who fail to follow through when it comes to configuring their server’s settings.


Researchers at the WordPress security plugin WordFence said Tuesday they observed a significant spike in attacks targeting WordPress accounts from the end of May to mid-June. According to the organization, the biggest increase in scans – roughly 7,500 a day – came on May 30.



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