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wpForo 1.x.x [Closed] brute force attack

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Robert
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Hi @tonyi,

You can try this plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/bulk-delete/

Also, please read this topic, especially the #1 and #3 points:

https://wpforo.com/community/faq/how-to-stop-spam/

dimalifragis
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Are those verified users (they have email verify their account) or just registered?

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They did all verify all the emails which is what's wild, with askimet and wordfence installed and the captcha on.  I set the forum to require manual approval from now on and was able to delete the users with the bulk delete plugin, although I had to go a few thousand at a time as more crashed the plugin so it took a while. But problem solved for now anyway, thanks so much for the init! 🙂

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dimalifragis
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@tonyi Well if what you say is correct, this can't happen. I mean something is not working correctly or is miss-configured.