WP Login Temporarily Disabled

Category: Wordpress

neeraj
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2013-06-27 10:29 pm EST

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I've been seeing the following message quite frequently when I try to access the admin page of my Wordpress site (www.bharari.net). Why is this happening? My username is NOT the default "admin" (never was), which is apparently targeted.

WordPress Login Temporarily Disabled

We apologize for the inconvenience! You are seeing this message because your site has recently been targeted by attackers attempting to gain access to your WordPress Dashboard. In order to protect your site your WordPress Login page has been temporarily disabled.

Unfortunately, you will be unable to login to the Dashboard until the block expires.

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Arn
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2013-06-28 9:32 am EST
Hello Neeraj,

Apologies for the problems you're having with the WordPress login. Recently, there has been a large scale attack on WordPress-based websites. They have been using "brute force" methods of attacks on WordPress login screens. InMotion Hosting has been taking proactive steps to limit these types of attacks on WordPress logins using security rules and best practices. If you're seeing the message, it means that your website more than likely has been hit by a brute force attack. If you want to learn more about the issue and other methods of prevention, please go to our WordPress Login Brute Force Attack article. It will give you further information and links to help with this issue.

Please let us know if you require any further assistance.

Regards,
Arnel C.

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