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2 months ago
Lawrence Abrams / Bleeping Computer

Online Exam Proctoring Company ProctorU Has Confirmed Data Breach, 440,000 People Allegedly Affected

Online exam proctoring solution ProctorU has confirmed a data breach after a threat actor released a stolen database of user records on a hacker forum. Last month, Bleeping Computer reported that a known data breach seller had leaked 18 company’s databases for free on a hacker forum. One of the leaked databases was for Proctoru.com and contains user records for 444,000 people allegedly registered at the online proctoring service. The database contains email addresses, full names, addresses, phone numbers, hashed passwords, the affiliated organization, and other information. Some of the colleges and universities that may be impacted are North Virginia Community College, UCLA, Princeton, University of Texas, Harvard, Yale, Syracuse University, Columbia, UC Davis, and many more.

2 months ago
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet

Chinese Government is Blocking Encrypted HTTPS Connections That Use TLS 1.3 and ESNI

Since the end of July, the Chinese government has deployed an update to its national censorship tool, the Great Firewall (GFW), to block encrypted HTTPS connections that are being set up using interception-proof protocols and technologies, according to a joint report published this week by three organizations tracking Chinese censorship — iYouPort, the University of Maryland, and the Great Firewall Report. Chinese officials are only targeting HTTPS traffic that is set up with new technologies like TLS 1.3 and ESNI (Encrypted Server Name Indication).

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