For the last couple of weeks I’ve been checking up on the website and finding out that things are running slowly or just not working. I would usually just restart the web server and the database and things would go back to normal. Today I decided to look into the problem.
I checked the logs and it seems like much or most of the traffic to HimekoSutori.com has come from three IP addresses that have been trying to exploit a weakness in WordPress. I blocked access to the file they’ve been trying to exploit, I blocked all traffic from their IP addresses, and I sent nastygrams to their ISPs. I saw that a few other people were trying to access the admin page, but whatever.
Now I’m not claiming to be some leet white-hat professional here, but it did feel good to shut down a few script kiddies. If I keep seeing people doing this, I might have to actually learn something about security.