In 2012, my site was exploited, along with many other wordpress sites using outdated versions of TimThumb, a popular PHP-based image resizer. Apparently, their main goal was to use our sites as launch pads to go after major U.S. banks. After clearing out all the junk, I tried using a WordPress plugin called BulletProof Security, and everything seemed to work well. Recently, I switched over to Better WP Security. I checked the logs and looky what I found: Several reports say that there was a huge botnet attack on…Continue Reading “WordPress Security: change admin username”