Who are these random "Users" at my website?
September 7, 2012 11:46 AM Subscribe
Wordpress. I have a website hosted by Dreamhost using Wordpress. I just got an email alerting me to a "new user registration". It is not a follower, so what is it?
posted by Glinn to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The email lists the user name and email address. Today I logged onto my dashboard, clicked users and found five random user names besides my own. I have changed the "admin" username to something different, as suggested in Ask at various times, and mine is the only one in the "Administrator" role. The other five "users" are listed as subscribers, and with their combination of random letters and numbers, I don't think they're real people. Are they?
And how do they sign up in this way? I am using the Epicwin plugin for followers to sign up and receive email about new posts, but those subscribers are not listed as users like these five. Two of the email addresses are @thebest.grupki.com, which according to Google is possibly Polish, not actually set up, and/or some sort of God Ministry.
Is there any reason not to delete these users? Is some bot trying to get my information in some way? Should I worry about it? Website on my profile if it's relevant.