Zoom is one of the most commonly used online conferencing applications during the Covid-19 season, which has also raised privacy concerns.
Zoom is a service that has seen a strong growth in popularity and number of users in recent weeks, but in contrast to user privacy commitments, the application has leaked a number of vulnerabilities. security and privacy, resulting in a number of bans and class action lawsuits. Lastly, hundreds of thousands of Zoom accounts have been stolen and sold online.
According to BleepingComputer, cybersecurity firm Cyble discovered accounts for sale starting April 1. They are currently sold on dark web and other hackers forums for less than a penny. . Some accounts are even offered for free.
The people affected in this incident include a number of universities in the United States, such as the University of Vermont, University of Colorado, Dartmouth, Lafayette, University of Florida, etc. Besides, some famous companies Other also affected include Chase Bank and Citibank.
Accounts have their email addresses, passwords, personal meeting URLs and Zoom HostKeys stolen. Cyble bought about 530,000 of these accounts for about $ 0.002 per account and began warning its customers about the theft of this information.
Interestingly, this does not seem to be the fault of Zoom. Instead, it’s more likely that attackers have collected this information using stolen information in previous data breaches.
The only way for users to protect themselves against these types of attacks is to use a separate password for each online account. This will help combat data breaches from previous attacks, reducing the impact on other accounts they are using.
If you are using Zoom, you should probably change your account password right now to avoid becoming an ill-fated victim of identity theft. You can also check if your Zoom account or other online accounts’ information is stolen through sites like Have I Been Pwned and Cyble’s very own AmIBreached.
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