During this Coronavirus lockdown, the Zoom video conferencing app has gained immense popularity. Large scale and small enterprises, schools, colleges, etc around the world use Zoom to conduct virtual meetings and online classes for students. At first, Zoom was caught for sharing data with Facebook and now tons of Zoom video meetings are up for selling on Dark Web. This was revealed by a Hacker interviewed by Motherboard.
According to him, Zoom classes are sold on Dark Web for prices anywhere from $5,000 to $30,000. He also added that prices for Zoom Meetings are comparatively lower than other exploits. Everything like Microphone or webcam vulnerability to super sensitive information like username, emails, password, etc are being sold on the Dark web.
CTO at workplace communication and collaboration platform Flock, Devashish Sharma said, “The recent incident where hackers posted pornographic content on the user screens of video conferencing app Zoom, shows us how cybercriminals are working overtime to find vulnerabilities and steal user data. In such a situation, it is vital that communication platforms support end-to-end encryption and multi-factor authentication to avoid such untoward incidents,”
Zoom is one of the most used video conferencing apps during these days to connect with people who are far away. Following the incident, the credibility of the Zoom app has affected a lot and even companies like Google banned using Zoom for its employees. It all started from the data sharing with Facebook, then exposed LinkedIn profiles and the install for macOS which looked like a malware.
Zoom founder and CEO, Eric Yuan has apologized for every privacy and security issues on the online meeting app.
Following these incidents, people started searching for Zoom alternatives and as a result, the userbase of Zoom has also dropped in the past few days.