I think I've been hacked - what next? (4 posts)

  1. samlack99
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi there,

    I went to log into my wordpress tonight and found I couldn't.

    There were 2 admins on my site. Both had been deleted. Thanks to a quick google search and Phpmyadmin I was able to convert a subscriber into an admin and gain access again.

    My questions are:

    1) I can access my dashboard. But how do I make sure it doesn't happen again? I'm not hardcore techy, but would like to add an extra level of security to my wordpress site if possible.

    2) I had already upgraded to WordPress3 before this happened. Is there any script of 'footprints' I should check for that would let me know if this was a hack, or just some crazy plugin/code mess up.

    3) Also, all of my 100+ blog posts and pages now say: Posted by: Joe Bloggs <I've made up a name, but the name on the posts is the name of the last user to subscribe>. Was this because my details were deleted and wordpress defaulted to using the details of the last person to subscribe? Whatever the cause - How do I change it back to my name? The original author. Is there a way to do it, without having to update every single page?

    Hey, I just want to say, all replies are welcome and thanks in advance for your help on this one. I use my wordpress blog to make my living, having been compromised like this has left me feeling really vulnerable.

    I'm off to bed now (it's 22:25 here in the UK). I'll check in first think tomorrow.

    Kindest regards


  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

  3. samlack99
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks esmi, that lot should keep me busy for a long time.

    I've had a quick look at the contents and don't see a solution to number 3 on my list.

    I noticed when I deleted a user that there is an option to attribute all links and posts to another user. I'm assumming that who ever went in and deleted the admins, attributed all of my posts and pages to one of the other users.

    How do I change this, without deleting that user and attributing all the posts and links back to me?

    Thanks for your help.


  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Edit one of the post and see if you are listed in the Author dropdown first.

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