Comments from non-registered users despite "must be registered to comment"

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  • #3326544

    Dear support,

    I noticed a wave of spam comments on my website (from march to may), from many users with the same pattern in the name, however:
    – these users do not appear in the user panel;
    – the option “user must be registered and connected to comment” was ticked.
    – I’m using the Sucuri and Wordfence plugins, and haven’t been notified of successful logins other than known accounts. No Captcha plugin though.

    I admit I am still using WordPress option 4.9.10, but how is it possible? Did a hack happen in the database, not through WordPress? I’m in the process of checking the content of the database and all website files.

    Thanks a lot for your insights

    #3326606

    fstat
    Staff

    Hi there,

    Looks like you’re in the wrong forum. It appears that you’re using the open source WordPress.org software and you need to seek help at these forums:

    https://wordpress.org/support/forums/

    These forums are for WordPress.com hosted sites only. If you want to know more about the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org you can read this document:

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

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