We’ve gotten reports from the security software from around 10% of the sites we manage of “increased attack rates” over the past few weeks. Unfortunately, this is something which happens regularly several times a year – when schools let out in May, when school starts in the fall, and around the end of the year. These all seem to be the times of year that “script kiddies” are most active.
Fortunately they’re attempting to hit old, well known exploits which are not a problem for up to date WordPress software. We’ll of course be keeping you up to date and will be keeping an eye out for any problems these attacks might cause