First, I know I have an old version of WordPress. I know I should upgrade, and I am working with my ISP to do just that… But until that time comes to pass, I have to deal with the here and now, ok? Ok…
I have a problem with my blog being hacked. And not just the WordPress.ini, or parse error problems either. I started noticing an admin user in the admin console would disappear after the page was fully loaded in the browser. So, I took a screenshot the next time it appeared/disappeared and a user titled WordPress with an E-mail address of firstname.lastname@example.org is clearly there on the screen shot.
I went into the database and wiped this user out, changed all the passwords, and thought that was the end of it – but the user keeps coming back. So, I backed up everything, replaced the entire WordPress installation one file at a time, deleted the user from the database, changed all the passwords, and thought that was the end of it.
And then the mystery user came back.
Has anyone heard tell of what is going on with this and how to fight it? I am perfectly aware that upgrading will probably make this go away, but as I mentioned that is not a fix that is going to happen today. Soon, but not today.
Any and all helpful ideas cheerfully accepted !
Thanks for your time and help!
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