Could My Website Have Been Hacked

Last Update: March 28, 2016

Recently, I wanted to login to my website http://jointventureseekervideos.com/ through the site manager at https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites but discovered that I could not login with the new user/administrator I created immediately I created this site and have been in use ever since.

I could only login with the default admin as administrator

I also realized there were 114 different administrators for my wordpress blog site instead of the expected two users, the default user, the admin-administrator and the 2nd-user-administrator I created.

Since I was not too sure of what was happening, I quickly went through some training at WA to refresh my memory on what to do.

I ended up reading through https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/how-to-create-a-new-user-in-wordpress once again and https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/labman/blog/why-should-you-create-a-new-wordpress-user for the first time.

I deleted all the users/administrators leaving only the original two users.

since I could no longer login with the 2nd user, I just reset its password on the Site Manager. Then login with my 2nd user, and on my wp dashboard used the Quick Edit to change the Admin-User to Admin-Subscriber.

This leaves me with only the 2nd user as the only administrator and I hopefully believe my website is now less prone to attack.

Any comment to enlighten further shall be appreciated

Samuel


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netgold Premium
Problem solved at last by support.

I must have mistakenly clicked the box for anyone can register as the administrator in the wp settings. That was the findings of the support.

Although this is strange. I don't remember ever doing that since that would have put my website at risk.

This was discovered and abused by a person who messed up my login made it impossible for me to login with my 2nd user as administrator and probably used an automated system to register 112 times.
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srallgood Premium
Hi Samuel,

Sound really strange???

My advice would be to submit a support ticket under site rubix, site support and ask the question, Support should be able to explain what has happened.

Good luck mate,
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netgold Premium
Hi Srallgood,
I've done that already.
They are trying to unravel the mystery.
I have been asked some questions to help them arrive at a reasonable conclusion.

I hope they'll get to the bottom of the mystery so that some viscious hackers don't poke their nose here successfully.
Samuel
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MINDwell Premium
strange -- i would be surprised if it was hacked but there you go.
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netgold Premium
Hi MINDwell,
It's strange to me also. I want to be sure I was not hacked.
I took a snapshot of the 1st page of those user names/administrators and also my wp admin dashboard but don't know how to upload it to my blog for proof yet
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