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Hackers selling 500,000 Zoom accounts on the dark web

Zoom video conferencing app has seen an unexpected level of growth in the past month or so. This is majorly because of the COVID-19 outbreak that has led the work from culture to develop worldwide.

And with that, because the group video and voice calls have increased, it has led to the various privacy and security issues on this app. Now, a new report says that more than 500,000 Zoom accounts have been hacked and are being sold on the dark web.

The report suggests that the hackers are selling these 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 addressed by Cybersecurity intelligence firm Cyble around April 1.

The firm then reached out to the sellers of these accounts and bought 530,000 Zoom credentials at $0.0020 (roughly Rs. 0.15) per account, in an attempt to warn their customers of the breach.

The report also states that such accounts were hacked via credential stuffing attacks that use before leaked accounts to login to Zoom. The credentials that are successfully logged in are then compiled and sold to other hackers. These types of attacks are not unique to Zoom, the report mentions.

It was also seen that 290 accounts were related to universities and colleges like the University of Vermont, Dartmouth, Lafayette, University of Florida, University of Colorado, and others. Some accounts belonged to well-known companies such as Citibank, Chase, and more.

After a lot of complaints about the privacy and security issues on the app, CEO Eric Yuan has addressed the problems and said that the company is working on fixing them.

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