With a market share of over 60%, WordPress is undoubtedly the world’s most popular content management system. Its popularity is not without reason – it has an easy setup, wide customization options, and a very active tech ecosystem and community. But with this popularity comes security risks – WordPress is one of the most popular targets for hackers.
On December 18, 2018, WordPress sites experienced the highest number of brute force attacks that happened as of that date. Mark Maunder, the founder and CEO of Wordfence, said that this aggressive campaign culminated with 14 million attacks on WordPress sites per hour.