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  • 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?

    Thanks,
    Bob

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

    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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