Report : 500,000 Zoom user Login Details Could Be Up For Grabs On Dark Net!
How safe is using zoom app? An investigation by security firm Cyble found that more than 500,000 Zoom accounts are up for sale on the dark web and notorious hacker forums, raising more questions over the safety of the popular video conferencing app.
From past few weeks there was increase in usage of zoom app all over the world and no of people expressing their concern over the security issues also increased. With the Covid lockdown, the use of Zoom App has grown manifold and every company, organisation and even government organisations have used the app to communicate with their teams. Now the latest research revealed that, hackers have put the thousands of Zoom accounts are being put up for sale online. Nearly 5 lakh persons on the Dark Web. These details were sold at one a penny.
There have always been questions about its weak encryption regime and there were doubts that the personal details were up for grabs. Already, several persons and organisations have slapped cases on Zoom for lax security features.
Cyble found that Zoom accounts are often sold for less than a penny each, with some even given away for free to hackers looking to test out so-called ‘Zoombombing’ attacks. It now turns out that a Russian-speaker has bought all these login details.
There were also incidents where hackers managed to disrupt the Zoom meetings by broadcasting pornographic clips. In fact, a badminton coaching session starring all-time greats like P Gopichand had to be stopped mid-way after sex clips suddenly made way on the screen.
Realising these lax security aspects, the Government of India has banned the usage of Zoom app in government offices. The Union Home Ministry has also issued directives saying that Zoom App usage could compromise with the sensitive and classified information.
The company has faced severe criticism after reports surfaced of traffic being routed through China. It has also been slammed for a lack of proper security and encryption measures and other privacy-related issues such as hackers being able to eavesdrop into calls, records of meetings available publicly on the internet, and uninvited attendees able to hijack calls.
Zoom announced earlier this week that it has appointed former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos as an adviser as safety and privacy concerns, and has also halted development of software updates to focus solely on safeguarding its service.