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Password Lost & Changed for User - I'm being hacked (2 posts)

  1. Morphim
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Hi there.
    Every now & then I will suddenly get anywhere from 30 to 90 emails in a few seconds stating:

    Password Lost and Changed for User: (then it's blank)

    I host several wordpress installs but these mails only keep coming from the same site.
    Am I being hacked?
    Why would it only be this site?
    How can I prevent it?

    I saw this thread but don't know if this would help or is recommened?
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-to-disable-password-reset-feature

    Any help gratefully received. Thank

  2. I saw this thread but don't know if this would help or is recommened?

    Nope. That's just not a good idea and that advice is 5 years old. Though you do get bonus points for searching the forums first. ;)

    Am I being hacked?

    If the passwords are being changed then possibly. Do you have registration turned on for your site?

    It's also possible your site is being brute forced attacked. Give this a read if that's the case.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Brute_Force_Attacks

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