Hackers take Advantage of Login Credentials Purchased on the Dark Web to Compromise over 500,000 Zoom Video Accounts
With the Zoom video chat app becoming more widely used during the current pandemic, security researchers have discovered a database of more than 500,000 compromised accounts. Because many people tend to reuse the same password to access multiple accounts, hackers have begun using account information purchased on the dark web to successfully attack the Zoom app.
Those who are familiar with security concerns with the Zoom app may already be avoiding its use, but the majority of users are not aware of these issues and continue to use the platform.
If you wish to continue using the Zoom app, please ensure you change your login password to one that has never been used before. If you are unsure whether your newly chosen password has ever been published as part of a data breach, you can test it at the website Have I Been Pawned.
Simply enter your password (nothing else, so there’s no way to tie it to you specifically) and you will be instantly informed whether hackers already use that password in their attack attempts.
Jack Eisenberg is the owner of Safe and Secure Computing and regularly contributes computer security related articles.