May 9, 2013

Brute force attack failed!

This morning, my personal Website was subject of an attempt to break into the administrator account with a brute force attack. Due to the advanced security features that I have put in place at this Website, the attempt failed and I was notified of the attack after a certain threshold of login failures was reached that was significant enough to trigger such a notification. The IP number identified could be traced to a location near the city of Changsha in the Hunan province in east-central China.

Brute force attack from China

Dear attacker,

thank you for testing (and failing to break into) the security of my Website. You provided me with a convincing argument to keep the security features in place, despite making it more cumbersome for myself to log into the admin account. Needless to say I will not reveal the nature of these features.

Have a nice day!