Can someone really add themselves as admin? (3 posts)

  1. rwilki
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just received an alert that " " logged in as administrator on my site. Subsequently, I've done a lot of clean up and scanning, etc... As far as I can tell, I prevented any damage as I acted immediately upon seeing the alert, but I just don't know.

    Was this a hack? How can someone/something add itself as an administrator. I'm the only admin and I check my login logs regularly.

    Could this have happened at the DB level somehow?

    Anything else I should look at?


  2. dbl07consulting
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Same thing happened to me. Any luck on figuring this out?
    Matthew Rings

  3. Saravanan
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do you see the user in the admin section? Try removing the user and changing your passwords.It might be a hack or it could be a fake mail trying to gather your user credentials.

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