We are being hacked????
On the 29th of June, a user registered on our site using the name 'amythomlinso' and the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. This user claimed to be from Belarus.
This user was quickly blocked for posting inappropriate (spam) comments and posts on our site. We recently deleted the account completely as part of a site upgrade.
It is now 14 weeks later, and we are being hit with multiple failed login attempts using this user name. In the past 24 hours we have blocked access to over 700 ip addresses from all over the world to try to stop this attack, but the login attempts keep coming. During the same period we have seen an alarming number of injection and scripting attacks on our site.
Resources of this magnitude are only available to organizations with control over large networks of infected computers. I am at a loss to understand the motivation behind such attacks, and the result is nothing more than a Denial of Service to our visitors when the malicious requests overload our servers. We do not store personal information, and anything that is available to our users is also available to our visitors, except that you have to log in to post.
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