@backdraft7 - How do you think the wordpress attacks are affecting you? Do you believe your host is blocking legitimate visitors?
I have notice an uptick of spam traffic this last month. The other day I notice several ips attacking my website like it was using joomla with a certain joomla plugin installed. I estimate about a third of my total traffic (When I quote traffic in other posts from my site I never included this type of traffic) is from spammers and hackers.