More than half a million Zoom accounts sold on the darknet by Russian-speaking hackers

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Last updated on April 29th, 2023 at 01:48 pm

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the service is experiencing a surge in popularity

This is not the first time Zoom has become overly popular amid a coronavirus pandemic for security professionals.

This time, the British edition of the Sunday Times announced the sale of more than 500 thousand Zoom logins on the darknet. The price of each login was a penny, the total cost of the entire list is $ 6,250. Cyble, a cybersecurity company, bought account information through a Telegraph from a Russian-speaking person.

Zoom accounts sold on the darknet

A-Zoom spokesman said the company is continuing to investigate and blocking compromised accounts, as well as asking users to change their passwords to more secure ones. In addition, the Zoom team is seeking additional technological solutions that would enhance security.

In late April, developers released an updated version of Zoom 5.0, designed to increase security. The update adds 256-bit AES encryption to protect data during broadcasts.

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