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Plugins Hacked?

  • I just experienced something really odd on my multisite installation. I logged in to install a new plugin and noticed that there were a lot of plugins listed that I had not installed on my site. One of them really stood out because the description was in Russian. None of the plugins that I hadn’t installed were activated. I have hardened passwords on my superadmin account but, just in case, I changed the password and logged back in. This time when I looked at the plugins, the ones that I hadn’t installed were gone. I looked at the site via FTP and the only plugins there were the one’s that I had installed.

    This has really got me baffled. Has anyone else experienced this?

    By the way, I have a WordPress firewall installed and a plugin that will limit login attempts. I have seen some activity recently but the firewall has reported that it blocked the attacks and the login attempts have been blocked.

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