WordPress accounts are under botnet attack

An posting From NBC NEWS in there Technology section: WordPress, a popular blogging platform used by individuals as well as big businesses including UPS and eBay, is the target of a widespread botnet attack.

The vulnerability that allows hackers to get into WordPress accounts and take them over for other purposes: user accounts where the word “admin” is the username. The advice for immediate action: Change admin to a different — and much stronger — username immediately.

Matthew Prince, founder of CloudFlare, a website performance company, says the attack, which started last week, is “significant.”


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