Hey folks, small business digital media guy here. Got a scary notice this morning that my admin account had too many failed login attempts and to wait 7 hours to try again. I reached out to our other two web editors and they had the same message. I imagine we were bot-attacked overnight. The site is completely functioning with no issues, so I imagine the security worked; just locked everyone out.
Our site is hosted offsite through a third party. We can definitely afford to wait the full 7 hours, but my fear is that it will happen again following this period of waiting.
My main questions: Has anyone else dealt with this? Did the lockouts happen again after waiting? Is there something my web host can do to get me and my admins back in to do work today?
Thanks for your help. I’m just a guy who updates a website who would love some feedback on this unnerving discovery this morning.