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How do we stop these attacks?!!! 

Unfortunately, the server hosting this site has been under periodic abuse by scanning software which attempts to brute-force login to Wordpress and Joomla sites. Sadly, this has been happening across our entire estate, and across the internet as a whole.
 
Because these processes run thousands of attempts per minute, this can very quickly degrade performance of the server as a whole, and we therefore have a number of countermeasures which we employ to protect the servers from this. One of these measures is to limit the number of requests to wp-login.php per minute. Requests beyond the limit are returned a 504 error as you have seen, and the IP that made the request is logged. Once it becomes obvious that an IP is acting in this fashion (and is not a legitimate user attempting to access their own login page) the IP is manually checked (to prevent us accidentally blocking important parts of the internet), and then blocked.
 
At the moment, this server is being limited in this fashion, and a number of IP addresses have been blocked since this was implemented today, however more will need to be blocked to improve performance - as this activity derides from a botnet, there are many IPs at the attackers disposal.
 
As soon as we are satisfied that the attack has stopped or moved on, we will unlimit the server.
 
We are working on more robust and 'permanent' solutions to this problem, but due to the nature of the attacks, you should note that this issue is unlikely to be 'permanently' resolved while the means to launch this type of attack exist.
 
I understand that this is an inconvenience to you, for which I apologise, and thank you for your continued patience in this matter
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Depending on whether you're on a shared host or a dedicated server - I would presume you would be using a software firewall as well as a hardware firewall on your hosting server in addition to IP rules for automated banning of addresses ... it is an unfortunate thing to go through, but a good admin should be able to sort the basic security out for you in addition to identifying why the attack is taking place.

 
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So often I come across social media 'sceptics'... they just don't 'get' it! The common sceptical question is 'why on earth would I want to read or share what someone had for breakfast?'. Well it's all about dopamine!

In dozens of studies, researchers have had subjects complete tasks based on game theory and watched their brains with an MRI. They've found that the acts of cooperation and altruism, AND acts of self-disclosure (i.e. what we had for breakfast!!), activate the dopamine reward system. In fact, the experience of being trusted is inherently rewarding. Our brains reward us for acts of cooperation.

Also, in business, more and more, people do business with people - not a bowler hat and a briefcase! So, 'being human' leads to better business.

Just a snippet of reasons behind why social media works! 'Get' it? 
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  • We Get Digital
    Partner, 2009 - present
    Web designer and builder. Degree in Visual Communications and digital marketing with the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Social Media set up and training for small business owners and managers. Digital consultancy for marketing messages both verbal and visual. Everything we do is SEO considered and we aim to help companies with Google Authorship as well as just generally having a powerful and effective presence on the Internet.
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    Social Media | Internet Marketing | Website Planning, 2009 - present
    Passionate about Visual Communications (got the degree plus digital marketing excellence award from the Chartered Institute of Marketing). I love giving Social Media 'makeovers' and training for small business owners and managers. This means sorting out all the graphics with personal and digital branding on all the social channels and integrating them properly with their websites. I provide a full Digital consultancy for marketing messages both verbal and visual. I can also build quite complex and effective WordPress Websites.
  • Hallmann Marketing
    Chief Social Marketer, 2010 - 2011
    Socially savvy digital marketing consultancy.
  • Richmond Green Marketing
    Communications Director, 2007 - 2008
    Communications and Marketing for International Property Developers.
  • Prime Overseas
    Head of Digital, 2006 - 2007
    International property company.
  • propertiesabroad.com
    Director, 2002 - 2006
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  • Stuck down a computer since 1986.
  • Socially active on the Internet since 1996.
  • Sharing what I have learned with others since 2006.

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    Digital Marketing, 2009 - 2010
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