Online exam tool ProctorU admits breach after hackers leak its database

Online exam tool ProctorU admits breach after hackers leak its database
 

ProctorU database containing 444,267 accounts was leaked by ShinyHunters hackers on July 27th, 2020.


A data breach has affected almost half a million users of an online examination tool ProctorU, which is widely used by educational institutions worldwide.


The hackers from the Shiny Hunters group has published the database online, exposing details of 444,267 users, Hackread.com can confirm.


The tool provides automated and live online proctoring services to professional and educational institutions. It is developed by an American firm ProctorU.


The records, as seen by Hackread.com belong to different institutions, companies, and registered ProctorU users. The exposed database is part of a much extensive data exposure by the ShinyHunters hacker group.


Reportedly, there are 386 million user records that ShinyHunters have posted online within a week including WattPad, Dunzo, Dave.com, Couchsurfing, Bhinneka, Minted, etc.


 


The compromised database on the other hand contains sensitive information, including usernames, full names phone numbers, complete residential addresses, and password hashes.



Screenshot from leaked ProctorU database (Image: Hackread.com)



Along with that, the database contains email addresses from:


University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignThe University of Texas at ArlingtonRochester Institute of TechnologyQA Ltd, UK’s digital education and skills providersThe University of MelbourneMcNeese State University in Lake ..