Attack on WordPress & How it Affects You
April 13, 2013 | Taylor Jasko
As some of you may know, there is a large-scale attack against the popular CMS software, WordPress, to exploit easy-to-guess passwords and gain access to its administrator panel. This attack has been rumored to spread against ~90,000 IP addresses, making this brute-force attack one of the largest we’ve seen.
If you are using any of our CDN services, your hosting company may have blocked our edge servers from downloading your content. If you are seeing a “502 Bad Gateway” message from our CDN or a “403 Forbidden” message, this may be an indication of your host blocking our CDN network. In this case, please take your regards over to your hosting company, as they are doing this to protect their network from any attacks.
If you are with a hosting company, e-mail support at netdna dot com, and we will be able to provide our IP addresses of our edges, to have you whitelist them on your network.
There is no word on when this large-scale attack will end, so we recommend for any WordPress site owner to make sure all of your passwords are long, tough-to-guess passwords. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or email support at netdna dot com for any concerns you may have.