How the WordPress Community Is Supporting Ukraine’s Resistance Against Russian Invasion

How the WordPress Community Is Supporting Ukraine’s Resistance Against Russian Invasion

Posted by WP Tavern on March 3, 2022 at 2:06 pm
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While Russia is decimating Ukrainian cities in an unlawful attempt to occupy the country, WordPress companies and individuals are seeking ways to help refugees fleeing the violence, as well as those who have stayed behind to fight. We are living in one of those rare times in history where events have captured the attention and hearts of people around the world, with a powerful unifying force. In the face of such unmitigated hostility and injustice, many feel helpless to make a difference, but individuals and companies are finding creative ways to support the brave efforts of the Ukrainian people. After identifying an attack on Ukrainian universities’ websites that coincided with Russia’s invasion, Wordfence announced it has enabled its real-time threat intelligence for more than 8,000 of its users on the Ukrainian .UA top-level domain (TLD) until further notice. Ordinarily, this is a paid feature. It includes a commercial-grade IP blocklist, real-time firewall rules, and real-time malware detection. “This is the first time in the history of our company that we are taking this action,” Defiant (makers of Wordfence) CEO Mark Maunder said. “We are doing it as a response to the crisis that has unfolded in Ukraine.” Servebolt, a company…

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