Posted on 2008-11-04
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
HELP!!! Someone has hacked into my Joomla site and made my admin password different so I can't go into a site to fix it!!

Have a look: The site is:

Can someone please help me asap - I am really frightened as to why this happened!
Question by:Amanda Watson
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    Accepted Solution

    Okay, there is no need to panic.

    Go to this link:

    Provided you have access to your server, this will work.

    Simply go to PHPMyAdmin and open up your Joomla! database. Then follow that information in the guide.

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    by:Amanda Watson
    Thank you very back in and fixing it.

    What a fright!!
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    by:Amanda Watson
    I just noticed, when logging back in today, that someone has appended a new hash to my md5 hash in teh jos_user table.
    So someone is able to access the table?

    How can I fix this?

    Expert Comment


    I would change your database username/password including your tables along with your ftp password - Whoever this was might have had access to your config.php file too, where all these variables are stored.

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