Support » Miscellaneous » New User Suddenly Appeared in WP Database
8 years, 11 months 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?
8 years, 10 months 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. 🙁
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!