It is known that Zoom is not the best platform when it comes to video conferencing when we look at the user security and privacy point of view. But that is not to say that Zoom is bad in any way because it really is not.
Talking about the privacy concerns regarding Zoom, we have seen that the hacking issues on Zoom have been prevalent and ever since the COVID-19 pandemic has hit, users have started to use Zoom and the incidents have skyrocketed since then.
Now, Zoom also has the issue of random people joining public Zoom meetings and then making obscene comments and interrupting the meetings while also embarrassing the other users.
However, the bigger issue is that Zoom users are getting hacked as well. Not only that, one report now finds that the details of Zoom users have been found on the Dark Web. According to the information, the information of these users is being sold on the alternate internet and there are more than 500,000 user details on the sale.
While some of these accounts are being sold for free, some of them have a very low price to them which gets even lower when bought in bulk. The report from Cyble reveals that they were able to purchase 530,000 Zoom credentials for $0.0020 per account, which included details like email addresses, passwords, personal meeting URLs, and Zoom host keys.
If you think that these accounts were all from normal users then you are wrong because they included accounts of employees working in major institutions as well. These included accounts from Citibank, Chase, and more as well as universities and colleges like the University of Vermont, Dartmouth, Lafayette, University of Florida, University of Colorado, and others.
It is also said that these details were available due to “credential stuffing attacks” and not a Zoom hack.