Web Site hacking attempts

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    I have a website and have received 800 notifications from wordpress since 8/8 of failed login attempts from different world wide IP Locations. So far they have used account names that do not exist … administrator, admin and the website name. Is there any chance that there are invisible accounts or backdoors under any of these logon names?



    Security is very important form WordPress.com. You can read more about it at https://en.support.wordpress.com/security/



    Hi there @chayelwoocadmin, what is the address of the website involved?

    If by chance you need help with a site using the open source WordPress (org) software you’ll want to head over to https://wordpress.org/support where they likely have more experience with the type of issue you are having. If you don’t have a username on the ORG forums you can register one on that page. I also suggest first searching the forums there for a similar issue before posting.

    Just to clarify, this support forum assists users of WordPressdotcom hosted sites. Standalone WordPress (org) and WordPressdotcom (where we are) are different entities with separate documentation and support forums; more information about the differences: https://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/



    I have the same issue. Dozens of failed login attempts. I used the Whois function to check the IP address, even though it changes frequently. I got this

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    • This reply was modified 2 years by  justjennifer. Reason: removed duplicate info


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