I Don’t Think My Website Is Hacked. But Why Does My Database Keep Growing…

I Don’t Think My Website Is Hacked. But Why Does My Database Keep Growing…

Author: HackRepair

Date: October 18, 2019 

Category: Business, Maintenance, Performance, Plugin development, Security, Tips and tricks

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In the less common but interesting “website hacking” category, a client called me and reported that his website didn’t appear to be hacked. But his hosting space usage had been growing at an alarming rate for the past month.

 
From the outside, all appeared well. There were none of the usual bad entries in Google search or obvious redirects occurring.

But the moment we logged into cPanel it became pretty obvious that something was amiss. The Disk Usage showed nearly 1.5 Gigabytes of database space usage (click picture above).

 
And in doing a quick malware scan of files within

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