I am unable to login to my blog. When I log in, a message pops up - "You have been locked out due to too many invalid login attempts." - iThemes Security Plugin.
Also I can see that the sidebar of my blog has changed. Many new users have registered. I did not log in to my blog for a few weeks, so how could have i made so may wrong attempts that i got locked? Has my blog been hacked?
There are a few steps which you have to do::
1- Open your hosting account and go to File Manager
2- Open the folder where you have your site
3- go to ../wp-content/plugins
4- rename your plugin folder from better-wp-security to better-wp-security-OLD
5- after that accesses your site.
6- create a new user and give it full access.
7- log out
8- log in with the new user
9- delete the old admin user
10- log out
11- Open your hosting account and go to File Manager
12- Open the folder where you have your site
13- go to ../wp-content/plugins
14- rename your plugin folder from better-wp-security-OLD to better-wp-security
15- that was all
I hope this will help you. Good luck.