Zoom video conferencing app is in trouble due to a report claiming that over 500,000 Zoom accounts had been hacked and were being sold on the dark web. The report raises serious concerns about the securing of Zoom accounts claiming that some accounts were being given away for free.
Zoom accounts hacked
Bleeping Computers prepared a detailed report hacking and selling of Zoom accounts. It stated that the firm got the crucial info about the security lapse in Zoom by the Cybersecurity intelligence firm Cyblethat posted about Zoom accounts being hacked and sold in the dark web on April 1.
In order to prove the veracity of the report, the firm accessed the dark web and bought 530,000 Zoom accounts credentials at $0.0020 (roughly Rs. 0.15) per account. And it found that the accounts were hacked through credential stuffing attacks and that these types of attacks aren’t unique to Zoom.
Crucial Zoom accounts compromised
The data hacked includes email addresses, passwords, personal meeting URLs and HostKeys. The report stated that accounts hacked were related to institutions of higher studies like University of Vermont, Dartmouth, Lafayette, University of Florida, University of … Read the rest