Strange user domain name in phpMyAdmin


#1

Hi folks. I’ve searched and searched and can’t figure out what’s going on here…

I have a small osCommerce site on Dreamhost that was hacked recently. I think I have the holes plugged and almost everything cleaned up, but I see something strange that I don’t know how to fix. I’m somewhat of a beginner.

When I log into phpMyAdmin from the DreamHost web panel, I see myself logged in as the correct user name, but the domain is obviously something hacked. Instead of xxx@mydomain.com it says xxx@clefpalate.com. Not sure if this is dangerous or just an annoyance. The site seems to be performing fine. Thoughts? TIA


#2

Odds are that you’re on the same database server as that other domain. When it logs in, I often see the other hostname because theirs is first on the server’s host alias list.


#3

Thanks for the reply. I’m just a little skittish after cleaning up the site.


#4

Now that I’m home, I tried a WHOIS and that other domain is definitely hosted here.


#5

sdayman’s initial guess is correct. The MySQL server just has a bad habit of mixing up domains that are hosted on the same server.


#6

Fantastic. Thanks guys. Really appreciate it.