Site was hacked, now missing all Dashboard options to customize site (5 posts)

  1. kyladorey
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm hoping I have this in the right section....
    My wordpress site was hacked by Red Devil. I figured out which files were over written and changed them, I changed my passwords, deleted a mysql user (which I don't think I ever created, but may have been created by Fantastico), I deleted any plugins I wasn't using...

    I tried to login to my admin panel and the password failed so I had to reset my password. Upon reseting my password, my username somehow got changed so I'm no longer logging in as admin...not sure how that happened, but okay.

    Now when I log in to my sites admin and dashboard area I only have 2 options available to me: Your Profile and Tools (which only tells me about Turbo).

    So I removed and reinstalled wordPress thinking that this would clear the issue, only it hasn't.

    Any thoughts or feedback is welcome.


  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Looks like that user you deleted had set themselves up as admin and downgraded you to subscriber. Do you have a backup of your database from before the hack?

  3. kyladorey
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks, I'll try restoring to a previous backup and see what happens.

  4. kyladorey
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yay!! we have success!!

    So I didn't actually end up restoring to a previous backup, but you were totally right. The had revoked my status as admin, changed my password and create a new user (them) as admin.

    I went into myPhpAdmin into the users table and deleted them as the admin and reset myself with the privilege.

    Thanks for your help on the matter.

  5. derosion
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Just out of curiosity, what is Red Devil?

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