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How to tell if MySQL was hacked

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Hello,

We have a website with apps/DBs running on mySQL.  User feels one of the DBs may have been hacked and certain words put into a table.

Is there a log we can review with activity or a way to tell if this is old or recent?

Thanks
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Activities can be logged like Username ,LoginTime,Logouttime and so on... but this wouldnt tell is hacked or not but can track who and all used at a poin of time....
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Hi btny,

you should have a backup and then you could find differncies. This could also a way to check if you have been hacked. Another way doesn't exists, because mySql doesn't save any connection.

Kind regards,
Henning
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the deletion request is not permitted, because my comment reflects and answers the question of the user.
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Kind regards,
Henning
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Thanks for your input.

Both solutions helped, we wound up adding tables which show timestamps, etc.
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