A brute force attack is when a hacker uses a program to try to guess your website's username and password. The program they use automatically tries a different password each time, allowing them to guess hundreds of username and password combinations in minutes.
We're stopping them in their tracks
Our Server Admins have seen these types of attacks increase over the last few days. To stop these attacks, security measures have been put in place to prevent the repeated guessing of usernames and passwords. This means that you should not have a problem logging into your Joomla dashboard, but hackers will be stopped shortly after they start.
Make sure your passwords are secure
We can't stop all attempts from these hackers, so it's a good idea to ensure you are using a secure password. You can take things a bit further by adding an additional username and password to your /administrator folder, making it extremely difficult to guess 2 sets of username / passwords.