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Login problems after being hacked (5 posts)

  1. effy046
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    My sites were hacked this morning. I have deleted all files and reuploaded wordpress and some other files. However I cannot log in to my dashboard, it doesn't recognize my username and password. When I try to get my password emailed to me it says the email address isn't registered. I've edited wp-config so I'm not sure what the problem might be.
    I've read all the other threads regarding hacking but I haven't really come across my problem. I'm completely at a loss of what to do so I'd really appreciate any help.

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    use your host's phpmyadmin and browse the wp_users table
    look for added or changed admin and email

  3. effy046
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks I'll try that.

  4. effy046
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    That sorted it, thank you SO much!

  5. moongoose
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm curious, who is your host?

    I had a friend whose client on hostmonster.com got hacked on Friday, and my client on Network Solutions got hacked yesterday.

    We both had taken many security precautions.

    What version of WP were you on? What does your web host have to say about what may have been at fault? My hacker did not change the admin username or pw. They simply placed many index.php.BAD files in every directory, so it's still a mystery now what exactly the vulnerability was.

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