Nov 30 9:14 AM
Before this year the word Zoom didn’t mean that much to us. We hear Zoom now and we think of video calls with our friends, running meetings and of course, a Friday night Zoom quiz.
The increased use of this software has brought many problems and security risks. In April 2020, over 500,000 Zoom accounts were sold on the dark web, malicious files with ‘zoom’ in the name increased by 2000% and ‘zoombombing’ also became a thing.
Installing a file that looks like a legitimate download gave hackers access to users' devices and information, while 'zoombombing' was achieved by using meeting URLs to join meetings that were not meant for them, to cause disruption or find out sensitive information.
Unfortunately, hackers have used the current pandemic as an opportunity, especially to exploit people who are now reliant on technology for their job or to stay in touch with loved ones.
We recommend following our guidelines when using Zoom, implementing 2FA and always download software straight from the suppliers website. You can download Zoom safely here - zoom.us/download
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Find out how attackers are targeting SMB's in 2020 → c3computers.co.uk/cyber-attacks-during-covid19
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