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Hola VPN traffic is blocked across campus from today 31 July 2019

We've received a growing number of abuse notifications for Warwick computer (IP addresses). After investigation, we found that computers running Hola have been compromised and used to send out phishing and spam emails.

Computers running the Hola client could be unknowingly used to:

  • download illegal material
  • maliciously attack our network
  • send out phishing and spam emails

Therefore we are blocking all traffic generated by the Hola VPN applications in use across Warwick.

Further information on "hola" and its sister company can be found here:
Your Tool to Access Netflix Content Abroad Is Hijacking Your Internet Connection
Shining a Light on the Risks of HolaVPN and Luminati


For advice please contact the helpdesk@warwick.ac.uk or 73737.

Wed 31 Jul 2019, 10:44 | Tags: Security, Help Desk