Wordpress user numbers in dashboard show more than seen in database



Database genius needed!

According to the user section in the Wordpress dashboard I have a total 9 users:

All (9) | Administrator (4) | Subscriber (5)

But the dashboard list below these numbers shows only three users. So I have 6 illegit unauthorized users. When I look in the database (using phpMyAdmin), I only see the three that show on the dashboard. So where are the missing users? Why don’t the dashboard numbers tally with the list or the database?

The site was hacked so obviously, I want to get rid of them!

Any help much appreciated.


Have you ever been answered, @Roger1 ? I can easily help you with the database, or is this post really 8 years old?