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Huge attack on WordPress sites could spawn never-before-seen super botnet
"Security analysts have detected an ongoing attack that uses a huge number of computers from across the Internet to commandeer servers that run the WordPress blogging application."

"The unknown people behind the highly distributed attack are using more than 90,000 IP addresses to brute-force crack administrative credentials of vulnerable WordPress systems, researchers from at least three Web hosting services reported. At least one company warned that the attackers may be in the process of building a "botnet" of infected computers that's vastly stronger and more destructive than those available today. That's because the servers have bandwidth connections that that are typically tens, hundreds, or even thousands of times faster than botnets made of infected machines in homes and small businesses."

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cyber false flag anyone?
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bump

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hf
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cyber false flag anyone?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 31000925


Too many WordPress people hate our Beloved Government, and they must be dealt with.

agent
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04/13/2013 08:54 AM
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Did the WordPress folks refuse to become part of the Google/FaceBook/cia/fbi/dhs/mi1-1o empire?

Did they refuse to allow open access to their customers' accounts and personal details?
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cyber false flag anyone?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 31000925


I've been waiting for another FF going on almost 4 years since Oslammy Bounel felon criminal took office.

I guess we could agree/disagree that Sandy Hook was a false flag, but I'm waiting for the big one.

I'm waiting for the false flag that sends people into the streets rioting and demanding mass arrests. That'll be when shit starts to change
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Did the WordPress folks refuse to become part of the Google/FaceBook/cia/fbi/dhs/mi1-1o empire?

Did they refuse to allow open access to their customers' accounts and personal details?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19198791


Wordpress is 100% free and open source for anybody to use and edit the codebase. It doesn't really have "customers". More like users and developers
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04/13/2013 09:09 AM
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What does it mean this , can anyone explain what could happen please ? sorry for being thick i not heard of wordpress
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What does it mean this , can anyone explain what could happen please ? sorry for being thick i not heard of wordpress
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 37580724


It probably won't mean too much for you if you don't run websites. This honestly isn't a huge deal IMO. Here's a snippet from the article:

The unknown people behind the highly distributed attack are using more than 90,000 IP addresses to brute-force crack administrative credentials of vulnerable WordPress systems
 Quoting: fta


So basically this system/network is targeting Wordpress websites and brute-forcing the admin passwords. Then once they are logged into admin they can fuck around with anything... so it's not good if people running a Wordpress website have a weak admin password.

And to clarify just for those who don't know, Wordpress is a blogging platform. You would buy a website server and then download Wordpress from here: [link to wordpress.org]

It's a free script that is managed by a team of developers. So webmasters can install Wordpress and then run a blog or website without coding everything from scratch. It is just a more advanced method of managing a website.

Last Edited by SteamrolledGobias on 04/13/2013 09:27 AM
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Did the WordPress folks refuse to become part of the Google/FaceBook/cia/fbi/dhs/mi1-1o empire?

Did they refuse to allow open access to their customers' accounts and personal details?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19198791


Wordpress is 100% free and open source for anybody to use and edit the codebase. It doesn't really have "customers". More like users and developers
 Quoting: SteamrolledGobias


Ah, ok, thanks for the info.

Wordpress = freedom, transparency, democracy, no profits, no exploitation, ordinary people working together for everyone's benefit...

Now why would anyone want to scupper all that?
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04/13/2013 09:31 AM
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Wordpress has lot's of people that put news sites and other stuff that the nwo cabal does not wan't us to know.

Come to think of ven i have 2 sites on wordpress dealing about organized stalking...

That's just another attack on the last remaining windows of freedom.

burnit
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04/13/2013 09:33 AM
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Wordpress has lot's of people that put news sites and other stuff that the nwo cabal does not wan't us to know.

Come to think of ven i have 2 sites on wordpress dealing about organized stalking...

That's just another attack on the last remaining windows of freedom.

burnit
 Quoting: Mr information 1337378


Freedom is terrorism.
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04/13/2013 09:52 AM
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ahh come on now, you all know that linix and what ever is out there that is not part of the big bro system is going to be used to beblaim for the need to clamped down on the internets.
just one big attack and there goes free OS and severs and anything not run by windoz,
they will make all linix and unix users who are not part
of the big system to be scape goats for the big internet wars
that
ya know is comeing.

i bet the state will bail out widoz and the chip makers, and then make laws that say you can only use one type of computer
to use the internets, small ones for familys and bigger computers for companys.
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04/13/2013 09:58 AM
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I believe this to be true. Past 2 days I've noticed DDOS attacks on several of my shared server hosts... at the same time. It is no coincidence. Something is up.
Hallo
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Thanks for the pin.
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04/13/2013 10:07 AM
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I too have noted attacks but strangely enough my free Wordpress blog is not one of them.
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04/13/2013 10:08 AM
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This is government up to no good, this is not a black hat op...
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04/13/2013 10:09 AM
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I was monitoring the activity in the last few days and yes - there is a noticable ammount of POST requests to /wp-login.php . The funny part is that most of them are identifying as windows machines lol :D . The best you can do is to rename wp-login.php to some random thing and restore the filename only when YOU need to log in so they see a "404 not found" instead.

Here are a few (slightly edited) lines from my server:


50.22.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:00:23 +0000] "POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 3671 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0" "-"
50.31.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:01:15 +0000] "POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 3671 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0" "-"
46.165.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:03:16 +0000] "POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 3671 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0" "-"
66.55.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:04:41 +0000] "POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 3671 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0" "-"
204.93.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:07:58 +0000] "GET /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 2558 "-" "-" "-"
204.93.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:08:11 +0000] "POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 3495 "-" "-" "-"
87.253.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:09:00 +0000] "POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 3671 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0" "-"
72.29.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:11:44 +0000] "POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 3671 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0" "-"
31.210.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:11:45 +0000] "POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 3671 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0" "-"
65.254.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:11:49 +0000] "POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 3671 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0" "-"
207.58.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:13:48 +0000] "POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 3671 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0" "-"
204.93.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:15:10 +0000] "GET /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 2558 "-" "-" "-"
204.93.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:15:13 +0000] "POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 3495 "-" "-" "-"
---
184.168.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:39:26 +0000] "POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 3671 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0" "-"
66.55.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:40:06 +0000] "POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 3671 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0" "-"
65.60.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:40:06 +0000] "POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 3671 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0" "-"
61.19.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:40:07 +0000] "POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 3671 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0" "-"
209.73.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:41:51 +0000] "GET /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 2558 "-" "-" "-"
209.73.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:41:55 +0000] "POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 3495 "-" "-" "-"
72.167.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:43:13 +0000] "POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 3671 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0" "-"
93.187.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:43:49 +0000] "POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 3671 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0" "-"
185.15.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:43:50 +0000] "POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 3671 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0" "-"
108.163.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:44:55 +0000] "POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 3671 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0" "-"
210.210.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:44:57 +0000] "POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 3671 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0" "-"
209.73.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:45:10 +0000] "GET /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 2558 "-" "-" "-"
209.73.*.* - - [12/Apr/2013:07:45:23 +0000] "POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1" 200 3495 "-" "-" "-"

and so on...
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cyber false flag anyone?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 31000925


I've been waiting for another FF going on almost 4 years since Oslammy Bounel felon criminal took office.

I guess we could agree/disagree that Sandy Hook was a false flag, but I'm waiting for the big one.

I'm waiting for the false flag that sends people into the streets rioting and demanding mass arrests. That'll be when shit starts to change
 Quoting: SteamrolledGobias


there should be a really big one when it comes time to leave office

I submit that he has no intention to ever leave. I further submit that there are a lot of powerful people who support him in that.

there will never be a #45
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04/13/2013 10:11 AM
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Thanks for sharing, Xorizov.

Hired Code_Nerds on full attack mode. How lovely. Grrr!

Last Edited by KrinZa on 04/13/2013 10:11 AM
"I may be paranoid, but not an android."
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04/13/2013 10:12 AM
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It's not Anonymous, or if it is it's a very small group of them. Nothing in any of the IRCs.
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One thing I have been noticing is that I will enter the name of a website or sometimes even click on one saved on my toolbar and it takes me to a blank page. Nothing Nada..

Firefox is really becoming an unsafe browser..and it doesn't like my version of Mac..I am in the process of moving by bookmarked sites to Safari..it feels safer.
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One thing I have been noticing is that I will enter the name of a website or sometimes even click on one saved on my toolbar and it takes me to a blank page. Nothing Nada..

Firefox is really becoming an unsafe browser..and it doesn't like my version of Mac..I am in the process of moving by bookmarked sites to Safari..it feels safer.
 Quoting: CuriosityCat1


Use Google Chrome, just don't do anything suspicious. Also carry two laptops, like me.

grinning

I should elaborate. Google Chrome is virtually bug free by pure virtue of the fact that it's monitors it's ass off as a trade off. Google makes it's money off of user data. It's made no secret of this. One of it's biggest buyers is Uncle Sam.

So use Google Chrome for your normal day to day stuff then look into one of the dark nets and look into something else for cruising your darker conspiracy sites + your videos of area 51.
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04/13/2013 10:17 AM
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You idiots post on GLP and think you're on the internet. You're in a gated ego-inflating community just like the richies. Anyway, put Wordfence on your sites, if you're not a complete moron.

Troll with Know How.
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04/13/2013 10:20 AM
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You idiots post on GLP and think you're on the internet. You're in a gated ego-inflating community just like the richies. Anyway, put Wordfence on your sites, if you're not a complete moron.

Troll with Know How.
 Quoting: Web Guru 5151989


cruise I know, right?
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04/13/2013 10:47 AM
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I've been getting spam from infected wordpress blogs, the russians are using them to mail off.
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04/13/2013 11:02 AM
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I've been noticing this, too. Lots of ban notices from fail2ban.
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"Security analysts have detected an ongoing attack that uses a huge number of computers from across the Internet to commandeer servers that run the WordPress blogging application."

"The unknown people behind the highly distributed attack are using more than 90,000 IP addresses to brute-force crack administrative credentials of vulnerable WordPress systems, researchers from at least three Web hosting services reported. At least one company warned that the attackers may be in the process of building a "botnet" of infected computers that's vastly stronger and more destructive than those available today. That's because the servers have bandwidth connections that that are typically tens, hundreds, or even thousands of times faster than botnets made of infected machines in homes and small businesses."

[link to arstechnica.com]
 Quoting: Xorizov


There is a simple plugin to prevent this. Only a fucking moran would allow their wordpress to be hacked this way!

[link to wordpress.org]