Plugins can bring many advantages to your WordPress website. However, you should consider carefully before using one because it may contain viruses and malicious codes. They also may affect your website loading speed/performance. To check if a plugin has an issue, especially for a newly launched plugin, you can use various useful tools and follow the steps below.
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.