Fail2ban is one way to protect your site(s) would be to use with the annoying brute force hack going round
As with all fail2ban rules, it’s not going to work if the attacker changes IP often (but from scanning the logs so far, it doesn’t seem to be the case that they are).
Obvious caveats :
- Users who can’t remember their password(s) will get blocked.
- It’s not going to protect you from a distributed attack (multiple IPs) very well
- You may want to perform other counter-measures (like putting Apache http authentication in for URLs matching /wp-login.php)
copy your /etc/fail2ban/jail.conf to /etc/fail2ban/jail.local
[apache-wp-login] enabled = true port = http,https filter = apache-wp-login logpath = /var/www/vhosts/*/statistics/logs/access_log maxretry = 5 findtime = 120
And create /etc/fail2ban/filter.d/apache-wp-login.conf :
[Definition] failregex = <HOST>.*] "POST /wp-login.php ignoreregex =