Rule Category

SERVER-WEBAPP -- Snort has detected traffic exploiting vulnerabilities in web based applications on servers.

Alert Message

SERVER-WEBAPP WordPress login reconnaissance attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when a remote attacker attempts to access a restricted WordPress page through brute-force. The user agent is known to be associated with this type of attack. Impact: An attempted login using a suspicious username was detected Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives


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