[wp-hackers] Unable to login to wp-admin

Vid Luther vid at zippykid.com
Mon Sep 6 15:18:04 UTC 2010

  The first thing you need to do is reset your password.. Do you have access to your mysql database?

You'll need to manually reset the password, 


That should let you in, but right after this, you should download your theme, and try to set up your site on a test 3.01 site.

Your site seems to be a mix of Wordpress and phpBB. Finding the culprit is going to be fun here. You're running old versions of both software, and it's really not a good idea. 

On Sep 6, 2010, at 10:06 AM, Sherry Myrow wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I think my site, gamerwidow.com, has been hacked.......I'm running WP
> 2.6.5.  I know I should upgrade but I'm a bit daunted by the task to
> be honest.  Anyway, I tried logging into wp-admin and although I'm
> using the correct credentials it says 'invalid username' and will not
> let me log in.
> Furthermore, when you do a search on google for "WoW Widows" my site
> is the very first one listed but the page title says "Viagra Sales"!
> I've tried searching this problem but the best I've found was to
> manuallly disable plugins, clear your cache and try again.  I've also
> tried resetting my password and checking the db to make sure my admin
> account was still set to my email address -- all to no avail.
> I need help and would love it if anyone could!  I used to do wp
> customization for a living but i haven't done it in a couple of years
> (which is why i'm afraid to upgrade to 3), I'm most familiar with 2.5.
> Thanks for reading,
> Sherry
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