Slowed by botnet attacking WordPress & Joomla sites

From the server admins:

“2013-05-13 17:55:22

It appears that the WordPress and Joomla administrative interfaces of some sites on some servers are being attacked by a botnet. We are deploying countermeasures, but performance may be degraded on the servers in question.”

Looks like a further wave of attacks from this botnet:

http://www.zdnet.com/wordpress-attack-highlights-30-million-targets-7000014256/

Time to get two-factor auth figured out.

Two new sites hosted

Proud to have taken over hosting of the main Engine Room and Somerset Film websites for my friends in Bridgwater.

http://www.somersetfilm.com/

http://www.engineroom-somerset.org.uk/

The current sites are based on Textpattern instead of my usual Fuelphp or WordPress back end; getting them up to hosting scratch was interesting. Although Textpattern lacks some of the distributed administration facilities of WordPress, it’s a nice, lightweight little CMS that tries hard to get out of the way and just *let you build a website*.