WordPress hacked?

Wade Preston Shearer wadeshearer.lists at me.com
Tue Sep 14 11:09:45 MDT 2010


The emails may have nothing to do with your WP install. Are they coming from your server?


On 14 Sep 2010, at 11:07, Joel Finlinson wrote:

> Hello friends
> 
> I have a low usage, personal WordPress blog and have been getting several
> messages every day similar to the following that says:
> 
> ======================
> 
> Hello joel,
> 
> A new User has registered at (WordPress blog name)
> This e-mail contains their details:
> 
> Name - blueddife
> E-mail - alfredzabas at gmail.com
> Username - blueddife
> 
> Please do not respond to this message as it is automatically generated and
> is for information purposes only
> 
> ======================
> 
> When I look at the users within WP, I never see any of these newly
> registered users.  Just the same standard 9 users which I know who they
> are.
> 
> I've always updated to latest version of WP (currently 3.0.1) and use only
> one plugin of Akismet which is also at the the latest version of 2.3.0.
> 
> I'm hosted at bluehost.com and called to ask if they might help me figure
> out what is going on.  Suggested I ftp all the files down and scan them for
> a virus.
> 
> I worked through this link
> 
> http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2009/09/04/old-wordpress-versions-under-attack/
> 
> and exported all the info into and XML file (not the database)....and
> imported it into a newly created install.....and lo and behold, I'm still
> getting the email messages saying new User has registered.....but I never
> see them.
> 
>   Looking for some more suggestions.  Thanks.
> 
>   JOEL
> 
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