Over 500,000 Zoom accounts sold on hacker forums, the dark web
"A report by Bleeping Computer states that hackers are selling these Zoom accounts for less than a penny each and in some cases, they are being given away for free."
Due to coronavirus pandemic forced people to stay indoors and work from home, leaving voice and video calls the only way of communication. Zoom video conferencing app has seen an unprecedented level of growth in the past month or so. Because of this sudden growth, several privacy and security concerns surrounding Zoom have come to the fore. Now, a fresh report claims that over 500,000 Zoom accounts have been hacked and are being sold on the dark web.
A report by Bleeping Computer states that hackers are selling these Zoom accounts for less than a penny each and in some cases, they are being given away for free. The report adds that this information about free Zoom accounts being posted on hacker forums was first pointed out by Cybersecurity intelligence firm Cyble around April 1.
Change Zoom passwords if used elsewhere
These Zoom account credentials include email addresses, passwords, personal meeting URLs, and HostKeys, according to the report. It is highly advisable that users change their Zoom passwords, especially if the same password is used elsewhere. They should try to use unique passwords for each site.
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