IP Address: 188.8.131.52
IP Range: 91.229.77.*
Log into your site’s WordPress administration panel to see the duration of the lockout or to unlock the user.
Those are the contents of an email I receive when the anti-virus/anti hacker software on the blog detects an attack.
I’ve received thousands of those over the last few weeks.
The hackers are looking for any weakness to exploit to gain control of the site and wreck havoc on it.
When these attacks occur with this kind of intensity, one of three scenarios are in play.
Someone is angry about something you’ve already written.
Someone is concerned about what you may write in the future.
Someone wants to to ruin the blog for the sheer, sick, joy of ruining something.
In all of the above, the hackers are a type of the real enemy.
“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8 ESV)
If you’re hearing the roar of the enemy and he’s so close that you can small hell on his breath, consider this.
The enemy has been wounded by something you’ve done.
The enemy knows that you will wound him in the future.
There is such a thing as evil for the sake of evil.
The hackers would like us to quit…to give up in frustration and defeat.
So would the enemy.
He’s been as busy in my life lately as the hackers.
He can go to hell and take the hackers with him.
Don’t give him a foothold…shore up the weak places.
“Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed.”
(Hebrews 12:12–13 ESV)
Never give up…because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
The end of the book says we win…that in reality we’ve won already.
Never give up.
Make your own application…