New User Suddenly Appeared in WP Database (3 posts)

  1. skeezicks
    Posted 7 years ago #

    While scanning wp-users table I noticed a new user, with admin privileges, was added a few days ago.

    I traced the new user to a spam that Askimet caught and flagged, then I deleted that user via the Admin Panel.

    I also used the IP Deny function to block out the user's particular range of IP addresses (from Russia).

    I don't know how that user name was added, but I know it occurred before Askimet detected the spam from him. How can I prevent somebody from adding themselves as a new user again?

  2. whooami
    Posted 7 years ago #

    !very good question -- what version of wordpress were you using at the time, AND do you have your Apache log files handy?

    I'm disappointed no-one responded to this question earlier. :(

  3. skeezicks
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I was using version 2.3.1 at the time.

    No, I don't have my log files. I just spent some time with my BlueHost cPanel looking around for something but the only thing I could find was a 51-byte "raw access" file in GZ format.

    Thanks for your interest - wishing you a prosperous 2008!

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