Malicious hackers are seizing control of poorly-protected home routers, and commanding them to launch attacks designed to brute force their way into WordPress websites.

Security researchers at Wordfence first determined that something noteworthy was happening when they witnessed an unusual spike in attacks originating from Algeria against its customers’ WordPress websites.

Looking deeper into what was happening, the researchers discovered that the attacks were being launched from more than 10,000 IP addresses. 97% of the attacking IP addresses found in the country were owned by customers of the state-owned telecommunications provider, Telecom Algeria.

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Hacked home routers are trying to brute force their way into WordPress websites