[Hostmantis] Forbidden error when trying to access wp-admin

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As you may have heard, there is currently a distributed attack against WordPress logins globally that is trying to hack WordPress installations by brute forcing the logins “wp-login.php” file.

 Hostmantis-Forbidden
Since this is a large and distributed attack, it is very serious and it’s impact has been resulting in slow services.
Therefore we are doing our best to mitigate the impact by limiting access to WordPress logins.
In order to access your WordPress login, please do the following:
In your /public_html folder, create a text file (if one does not already exist) and name it “.htaccess”
Add the following text to the file:
[php]
<Files ~ "^wp-login.php">
Order deny,allow
Deny from all

Allow from x.x.x.x
</Files>
[/php]

You will need to replace x.x.x.x with your current IP address.
Not sure what your current IP is? Go to Google.com and type “what is my ip?” or view here

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