I wanted to take a quick minute and tell you about our night on the web last night. As web security experts with a long history of protecting, building, and creating wordpress websites, we have seen a quite a bit, but last night was special. A couple of the sites that we managed and protect came under a sustained attack for a couple of hours. These attacks had our phones blowing up with alert notifications every couple of minutes for hours. We are used to it, and really don’t mind that much. That is because we have over the years, become quite good at protecting our sites, and trust in our partnerships and the system that we have in place.
The graph below show you the number of attacks from last night.
We would love to tell you that it was the Russians, and indeed that has been the case in the past. This time however, the attacker was from an IP adddress in the United States. The main site causing all the noise last night was from a US based IP address of :
Our security systems allow us to block most of the traffic geographically. So, if you don’t have customer in the United states why expose your site to the rest of the world. That is one theory anyhow, and you have to make a decision for your company, your security policy, affects on search engines finding you, etc. In this clients situation the only country that is open is the United States. However, country blocking wasn’t enough in this past attack.
You have to realize that in today’s world, the IP address in the U.S., might be compromised and actually be a device controlled by rogue hackers from another country. It is critical that you have a rock solid firewall implementation that is dynamically based on live intrusion attempts across the world. That you also protect yourself and ensure that your website is up to date constantly, and have some ability to recover if you find your site compromised and are monitoring alerts as things are happening. Remember, the internet doesn’t sleep.
Our system can help you sleep at night and ensure your sites are always available. Contact us for a free consultation. Heck, we will even update your site for you free of charge.