On 28th July 2020, cyber-security publication BleepingComputer reported that a hacker group, known as ShinyHunters, was leaking stolen user databases from a variety of websites. Among them was ProctorU – the online proctoring service used to monitor 45% of Western Sydney University (WSU) exams last semester.
Critical user information leaked
Hackers published 444,000 user records from ProctorU databases. The leaked information included usernames, passwords and addresses. University of Sydney, University of New South Wales and University of Melbourne have been reported as victims of the breach. W’SUP reached out to authorities at WSU to investigate their response to the crisis.