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ProctorU database containing 444,267 accounts was leaked by hackers “ShinyHunters”

Proctor U one of the well known online examination tool has suffered a data breach which has affected over half a million users. The hackers of the data base have released the details of 444,267 users which was confirmed by Hackread.com.

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

The records, which were confirmed by Hackread.com belong to different institutions, companies, and registered ProctorU users.

ShinyHunters have posted 386 million user records which included big names like  WattPadDunzoDave.com, CouchsurfingBhinnekaMinted, etc.

The compromised database consists of sensitive information, including usernames, full names, phone numbers, complete residential addresses, and password hashes.

Proctor in its recent statement has said that “If you did not have an account with ProctorU as of March of 2015 or before, your information was not affected. The records did not contain any financial information, social security numbers, government-issued IDs, or test session recordings.”

Mohit K

Mohit is a startup and technology enthusiast who loves writing about gadgets and tech businesses. He is currently pursuing his marketing studies at IIM, Delhi.

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