got error message when trying to login to wordpress site

I got the message below when I tried to login to a client site. Would this have been done by them or wordpress did it?

INSECURE PASSWORD: Your login attempt has been blocked because the password you are using exists on lists of passwords leaked in data breaches. Attackers use such lists to break into sites and install malicious code. Please reset your password to reactivate your account. Learn More

  • Nahid

    Hey cornelius_butler !
    Hope you are having a great day!

    The mentioned site seems to be using the WordFence Security plugin and its protection feature against password leak attacks is enabled. You can know more about this feature here.

    What this feature does is block logins for administrators that use a known compromised password. Any administrator using a password previously seen in a breach will need to reset their password to log in.

    In this case, you would need to use the "Lost your password?" link to reset your password to a different one so that you can log in. Here's a screenshot for reference:

    Hope this helps. Let us know if this works for you. Thanks!

    Kind regards,

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