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Global WordPress Brute Force Flood

Posted on April 15, 2013

As I type these words, there is an on-going and highly-distributed, global attack on WordPress installations across virtually every web host in existence.  This attack is well organized and again very, very distributed; we have seen over 90,000 IP addresses involved in this attack.

At this moment, we highly recommend you log into any WordPress installation you have and change the password to something that meets the security requirements specified on the WordPress website.  These requirements are fairly typical of a secure password: upper and lowercase letters, at least eight characters long, and including “special” characters (^%$#&@*).

You have now changed your WordPress password, correct?  Good.

The main force of this attack began last week, then slightly died off, before picking back up again yesterday morning.  No one knows when it will end.  The symptoms of this attack are a very slow backend on your WordPress site, or an inability to log in.  In some instances your site could even intermittently go down for short periods.

We are taking several steps to mitigate this attack throughout our server farm, but in the same breath it is true that in cases like this there is only so much that can actually be done.  The servers most likely to experience service interruptions will be VPS and Dedicated servers hosting high numbers of WordPress installations, due to the incredibly high load this attack has been seen to cause.

If you are hosted on a VPS or Dedicated server and you would like for us to take a more severe, heavy-handed approach to mitigate this attack, we can do this via means such as password-protecting (via .htaccess) all wp-login.php files on the server.  If you would like our assistance with this, please contact us via normal support channels.

Again, this is a global issue affecting all web hosts.  Any further information we could provide at this moment would be purely speculation.  Our hope is that this attack ends soon, but it is a reminder that we must all take account security very seriously.

If you have just a few WordPress sites, you can add the additional layer of security mentioned above, as well as block this attack, by following the instructions outlined in this article from our KnowledgeBase:



Do you need an additional IP address?

Posted on November 21, 2012

I think this is a common question that comes up for many VPS consumers and consumers often think they need an additional IP when they do not. The most common issue is because of NS2 or one SSL site but I will go through the basics. Do you need a dedicated IP

Dedicated Server – Deal of the month

Posted on September 9, 2012

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The 6th Annual Web Host Awards!

Posted on December 21, 2011

To all of our loyal readers and clients alike we need your help securing a nomination for the 2011 Readers Choice Award! 2011 has been a monstrous year for Overline India, We know this could not be possible without our amazing clients.  After all, without our clients we would have nothing.

The details for the nomination process are listed below. Please take a moment to help us handle a different kind of change.

This is a chance for web hosting companies to receive acclaim as an innovators, be recognized by industry peers and customers and stand out from the crowd.

Take part in one of the most exciting competitions in the industry today by nominating the most influential and state-of-the-art hosting provider, and be eligible to win the big prize - Black iPod Touch 8GB!

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Oh yes, you can vote once a day until December 14th, 2011. So, please do!

Overline India Launches New Affiliate Program

Posted on December 13, 2011

We have launched a unique affiliate program in the hosting industry this week. This affiliate program is expected to be most unique & beneficial affiliate systems offered by any hosting company. Overline India has designed a tiered structure to reward affiliates who promote and generate sales.

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