Anonymousfox and postfox mail id's found in C panel which are not created by user

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Centos 7
cPanel & WHM Version
90.0 (build 17)

Vijayakumar J R

Active Member
Jul 15, 2019
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Root Administrator
Hello team,

We hosted WordPress websites on our C panels.
I found below miscellaneous Webmail id's which are not created by us. I guess some hackers created and we want to know how it has been created
* [email protected]
* [email protected]


Please help to avoid/stop creating such mail id's and let me know how they are creating.

Awaiting your response.

Thank you all
 
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cPRex

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Oct 19, 2014
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Hey there! This activity indicates a Wordpress compromise on the system that allows the attacker to create those email addresses on your machine. We have an article at the following link that describes the issue:


which also links to some other forums posts here that go into more detail on this. Let me know if you need more clarification after checking those out!
 

keat63

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Nov 20, 2014
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Anonymousfox is quite a well-known WordPress hack, and a few years old now.
If this was a recent find, then I'd suggest that you're using an older (unpatched) version of WordPress.