This past week there were multiple failed attempts to get into both my blog as well as my email address associated with this blog. I do not know who it was, I just know the region their IP address is from.
I’m not really sure why this happened. I’m not sure if I pissed someone off, or if I was just a random person selected. That being said, I do have two-factor authentication on my accounts, which means in order to log in, I need to approve it from my cell phone. While I denied the log-in attempts, whomever did this attempted to do so enough times for me to get temporarily locked out of my accounts… which was a giant pain in the ass.
The reason I’m sharing this story is because you really don’t know who has what motivations. Do your own due diligence and use two factor authentication. It’s a 2 second time commitment for logging into your accounts and it can just provide your own peace of mind to ensure your personal information and data are safe.