More than 500,000 Zoom accounts have been sold on the dark web by hackers


In case the video conference software “Zoom” did not have enough negative headlines up its sleeve, user data is now being traded on the Dark Web. And not a few. Over half a million data records are available there. But given the huge volume, the price of the information is very cheap.

The data that users store with Zoom may be as important as data elsewhere. Some users use email addresses and passwords several times. So why shouldn’t hackers try to log in with the same information on social networks or other websites?

More than 500,000 Zoom accounts in sale on the dark web

As has now become known, 530,000 zoom account data are sold on the Dark Web, for just under 0.002 US cents each. It includes email addresses, passwords, the personal conference URL and the HostKey, which authorizes the user as the leader of a conference.

However, while individuals generally only endanger themselves and their friends or family members, institutional zoom users are still at risk of collateral damage. According to a media report, employees of companies such as Chase, Citibank or schools and universities are among those affected. Corporate computers or networks could also fall victim to hackers’ curiosity.

The advice that we can give is to change the passwords given to Zoom. And also informs your colleagues and superiors if they come up with the idea of ​​using Zoom. Because the video conference app has already massive data protection violations behind it. Google has already pulled the ripcord, prohibiting employees from using the app. But “zoom bombing” may initially increase again rather than decrease.

It is highly recommended to use a different password for each website or service. This way, the risk remains small and limited to one service rather than spreading to all the services that the user subscribes to.

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7 Comments

  1. Jamesmay13
    April 15, 2020

    I suggest adding information about the source of this list. The way the article is written makes it look like Zoom has suffered a security breach, when this is not what has happened.

    This article is causing some panic in various groups because everyone thinks that Zoom has been compromised.

  2. Orachionseis
    April 15, 2020

    Zoom already breached 3 different times,why you are so suprised about 4 th time? as an it help desk i rather use bullshittery of adobe connect than using zoom.

  3. Jamesmay13
    April 15, 2020

    Sure… if there’s confirmation of a 4th breach then post it… But this is not an instance of that.

    We need to be responsible with the content we put out on the internet.

  4. Orachionseis
    April 15, 2020

    That’s 4th time Zoom has been breached.

  5. Orachionseis
    April 15, 2020

    I seen same stupitidy in Apple forums,I answer it again.Did you seen www. tag,it’s named as world wide web it has to be this way you cannot put restriction to internet it doesn’t work that way,Even if you put restriction to overall internet access you only change how much anger you get because first one with information of this security breach will not post in *regular way*, people who does not have knowledge about blockchain,Tor browser etc will more afflicted with this issue right now owners of zoom accounts have to do two things to become safe,Go to settings menu,change to only one person can be active,and change your password.Boom you are safe until another security breach.I say it again,if information doesn’t spread wide enough,people who have small amount of information about how *it* work will have more problems.

  6. Jamesmay13
    April 15, 2020

    NOT Zoom that has been breached.

  7. Jamesmay13
    April 15, 2020

    You’re arguing a different point to what I made. I’m not calling for regulation or control of what is posted.

    BUT… people who post stuff have a responsibility to put out true information.

    In this case Zoom the article makes it appear as if Zoom has been breached, which is not in fact the truth at this time.

    If it later comes out that Zoom has been breached a fourth time then go ahead and post away about the fourth breach.

    I’m all for educating people about how breaches occur, but NOT when it is not related to the entity that is having a bad light cast on them unnecessarily.