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Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#17012 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

MASSIVE COMMENT SPAMMING AND DoS Attack

Reported by: bioldame491's profile bioldame491 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.1
Component: General Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

My site CONTOELPESO.COM is being targeted by some spammers I believe in Russia and they have been perfoming DoS attacks on my wordpress. My VPS company said that they have targeted the wordpress not the server, I was wondering if there was sort of known bug that you guys know that allows people to cause this to wordpress

Change History (2)

#1 @andrewryno
13 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch removed
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Severity changed from blocker to normal
  • Status changed from new to closed

A DDoS attack will happen no matter what software is used. Unless they are actually accessing your WordPress install (such as the admin panel), this is simply an issue with a lot of requests to your server. Doesn't seem to be a WordPress issue.

#2 @dd32
13 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted

If you need suggestions on how to cope with a large amount of traffic, you might be best looking into a caching solution. The support forums is a better location for such requests: http://wordpress.org/support/

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