WordPress is the most popular Content Management System. This popularity makes WordPress a perfect target for hackers. The most common attack faced by a WordPress site is XML-RPC attack.


Recognizing an XML-RPC Attack

1) Randomly “Error establishing database connection” error is displaying on the WordPress site.

2) “Out of memory” error in the web console.

3) “Cannot open the file no such file/directory” error in web server error log.

4) “POST /xmlrpc.php HTTP/1.0” error in webserver access log.


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