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  4. Web Attack: WordPress XML-RPC Brute Force

Web Attack: WordPress XML-RPC Brute Force

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.


This signature detects WordPress XML-RPC brute force attempts or DOS attacks.

Additional Information

WordPress provides an xml-rpc interface that can be abused by attackers to perform credential brute force or DOS attacks.


  • Various WordPress versions.


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